Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders . Role-playing and simulations are used to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Each participant will receive a certification for completing the 8 hour course and will be certified in Mental Health First Aid USA from the National Council for Behavioral Health. This course fulfills the requirement for mental health first aid training (Senate Bill 133) for all school district employees in the state of Texas.
Special Education Staff - Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Diagnosticians, LSSPs, Behavior Strategists, Counselors, Administrators
This course is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18
Workshop Fee will be charged to those who fail to show for a workshop.
To avoid the charge, Staff Development contacts for this workshop must be notified in writing at least 3 business days prior to workshop date.
Cancellation must include name, workshop # and email address.