This class is completely online. Students must complete a 2-hour self-paced course prior to attending this training. Students who do not complete the pre-work course, cannot attend the second part of the training.
Students will receive a link to the 2-hour training course from the instructor at least 2-weeks prior to the course. This email will be sent to the email address provided during the time of registration.
Once students have successfully completed the 2-hour self-paced training course, they will receive a second email with a Zoom link to allow them access to their virtual classroom on the scheduled class date.
Both audio and video will be needed for participation in the second portion of any virtual course. Participation is expected.
You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbor in need. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.
Textbook & Cost
Textbooks will be available electronically and will be sent within one of the two emails that you will receive from the Instructor.
There is no cost to this course as tuition is generously supported by AHECWW.
Students must complete both pre-work and the live session to receive a certificate.
Note: This course is generously funded by the AHECWW.
Youth Mental Health First Aid 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 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. 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 class is completely online***