Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a curriculum designed for adults assisting young people. This evidence-based training program is designed to teach lay people methods of assisting a young person who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health crisis. The manual is designed for the public who have frequent contact with youth and young adults, such as parents, school staff, sports coaches, and youth workers or volunteers. The population of youth is defined as ages of 12 to 18; however, the manual also addresses the needs of transitional age youth between the ages of 18 and 25.

Participants Will Learn:

  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
  • The appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help youth with a mental health problem.

Registration: 7:30 am to 8:00 am
All participants must arrive during the registration period.
Late arrivals will not be permitted.

To register e-mail

This training was made possible with funding from the Prevention and Early Intervention Department at Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.