Each training includes a 2-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a 4.5 hour in-person or virtual facilitated session.
Participants will leave the training with a better understanding of mental illness and skills/tools to assist youth. Topics will include:
The purpose of YMHFA and the role of the First Aider.
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges that may impact youth.
The impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience in adolescent development.
A 5-step action plan to assist youth in crisis and non-crisis scenarios.
Appropriate methods for self-care.
Participants must complete the 2-hour, online module prior to attending the facilitated portion of the training. Additonal information and links will be emailed once a participant has registered.
The facilitated portion of the training is interactive and includes large and small group activities that will keep you engaged and excited about learning how to be a Youth Mental Health First Aider.
Virtual facilitated sessions will be held online via Zoom.
In-person facilitated sessions will be held at the Los Alamos Public Schools Boardroom. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
The training is facilitated by JJAB Facilitator, Danielle Sutherland.