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Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training Registration - Fall 2022

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training Registration
​​​​​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. YMHFA is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

This training is a blended training, meaning it includes both an individual, self-paced component as well as a live, virtual component. Participants are required to complete the self-paced pre-work before gaining access to the live training portion. If a participant does not complete the pre-work at least 2 days prior to the session start date, their registration will be cancelled.

Commitment: 2 hours of self-paced, online pre-work followed by 5.5 hours of live, virtual training

Technology Requirements: Access to stable internet, use of a laptop or Chromebook in order to have full access to all Zoom features, & keeping your camera on the whole training to confirm full attendance

Outcomes: Participants will be able to recognize and respond to the signs of mental health or addictions challenges or crises in young people age 12-18. YMHFA meets educator suicide prevention/mental illness training requirement per MN statute 122A.187 as determined by district.

Certificate of Course Completion: A certificate of course completion for 7.5 hours will be provided to participants. This can be submitted for CEUs as appropriate. Each CEU agency has differing rules and guidelines and one should inquire about approval with their agency prior to participating in the course if there are questions.

Audience: Adults (18 years or older) who work or interact with young people (age 12-18)

Minimum Number of Participants: 5

Maximum Number of Participants: 30

Training Fee: None

Registration Close: 2 weeks prior to the training start date or once the training reaches capacity, whichever comes first

For questions, contact Emily Denight Kelly, Project AWARE Lead Trainer, Minnesota Department of Education:
1. Select your preferred training date from the options below. [Please note that there is a cap of 30 participants per training, so some may be full and will not allow you to select them.] *This question is required.
7. Do you consider yourself to be part of the mental health workforce? *This question is required.