YMHFA is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.
YMHFA is now being offered virtually. After registering, participants will be sent instructions via email two weeks before the date of the training on how to access and complete a prerequisite portion of the training. Participants must complete 2 hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date. The 4.5-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training. Participants will join virtually via Zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. Participants will need a computer with microphone and speakers, an HD webcam, and internet speed of at least 5 mbps to participate in the virtual course.
Courses are only open to those who live/work in Missouri. The course is valued at $170 per person, but is being provided to you at no cost by Missouri’s Department of Mental Health. Please ensure this funding does not go to waste by communicating any cancellations in advance.