Mental Health First Aid for Youths (Online)


Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This virtual 4.5-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE  action plan:

• Assess for risk of suicide or harm

• Listen nonjudgmentally

• Give reassurance and information

• Encourage appropriate professional help

• Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The course requires advanced registration. Participants must register 2 weeks in advance. 

 - Participants must complete 2-hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date.

- The 5.5-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training. Participants will join via Zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. 

For ADA accommodations, contact: Tina Edholm at [email protected] or call (660) 882-5661 at least 72 hours prior to the start of class. A minimum of 5 participants required for the class to be held, in the event of cancellation, your fee will be refunded.

Technology Requirements:

- Computer with microphone and speakers

- HD webcam

Cost: Free

This program is fully supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under sponsored Award #2020-70028-32728.

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