Youth Mental Health First Aid
Our Training Partners:
Overview of program: Teach adults how to identify, understand and help youth (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
Goals of program:
· Increase mental health literacy and reduce stigma associated with mental illness;
· Understand common signs & symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges in Youth;
· Learn how to interact with youth in crisis and how to connect youth with help;
· Learn to apply the ALGEE 5-Step action plan: Assess for risk of suicide or harm. Listen non-judgmentally. Give reassurance & information. Encourage appropriate professional help. Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
Audience: People who work with or care about youth ages 12-18 including teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth group leaders, parents and community members.
Scope & length: Three training methods offered. Certification as a First Aider is for three years.
Results/data: Studies demonstrate improved mental health literacy knowledge, attitudes and self-confidence. All participants complete session evaluation surveys online and download their certificate from NCBH. Contact for testimonials noted below.
Cost: $29 per participant for digital manual.
Contact: NH Dept. of Education, Office of Social & Emotional Wellness.
Request a Training: https://www.nhstudentwellness.org/ymhfarequest.html