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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

- Audience: Administrators, Teachers, SROs, School Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Athletic Coaches, and All School Support Personnel


Participants will learn how to and be certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid Training:

  • Address the stigma attached to mental illness
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of a mental disorder
  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies
  • Navigate the mental health resources available to adolescents

Important Session Information:

In the last 10 months over 400 Southwest Ohio educators have been certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid!

Why All Educators Should be Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid: This year 17.7% of high school students will seriously consider attempting suicide; 8.6% will attempt suicide; 2.5% of youth hospital visits will be the result of a suicide attempt. 22% of all U.S. youth will experience a mental health problem that will have a severe impact on their life. 50% of all mental disorders begin before age 14. Youth don’t know how to reach out for help. Adults are not aware of the mental health resources available in Southwest Ohio.

About Youth Mental Health First Aid: Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training program that has been adopted in 23 countries. Involving eight hours of intensive instruction and hands-on application, YMHFA teaches adults how to identify and assist a youth with a mental health problem. Utilizing a five-step action plan, participants learn how to access for risk of suicide or harm, listen nonjudgmentally, give reassurance and information, encourage appropriate professional help, and encourage self-help and other support strategies. In addition, participants are provided information on how to effectively navigate the youth mental health resources available in Greater Cincinnati. Certified Youth Mental Health First Aiders leave training with a stand-alone, evidence-based, “toolkit” that provides the community with a common framework, language and knowledge-base to create and implement a support plan for youth experiencing a mental disorder or in crisis. Groups that have been certified in the past 10 months include: teachers and school administrators; school counselors and psychiatrists; school resource officers, nurses, parents, and faith-based groups.

Please Note: Because registration occurs on a separate site enrollment numbers displayed below do not reflect the actual class enrollment.

Great news! We now offer graduate credit (1) with the completion of these two sessions and a 7.5 hour project outside of class. The fee is for 1 graduate credit is $225 and you can register on the first day of the class. There is no fee for the class if graduate credit is NOT required.

Register Here: (COPY AND PASTE LINK IN BROWSER)

https://www.sardiprogram.com/eventregistration/index.php?Page=Events&EventID=136

Session ID:
38571
Credits Available:
(8) Contact Hours
Recommended Event Titles
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
1 session
Seats Available:
30
Fee:
$0.00
Contact Person:
Mary Beth Greco
Instructor(s):
Bill Shamblin, MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA
Date Time Location
9/1/2017 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM St. Joseph Orphanage
5400 Edalbert Drive, Cincinnati, 45239


11083 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45231