Youth Mental Health First Aid (OH)

  • 6/15/2021 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • True
  • Virtual
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

    This course covers:

    • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
    • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
    • How to interact with a person in crisis
    • How to connect the person with help
    • NEW: How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose

    Classes are 100% virtual due to the ongoing pandemic. This includes ~2 hours of self-paced prework followed by a live (Zoom) portion taught by two co-instructors on the day of the class (5 hours of contact plus breaks).

    This course is available at no cost for residents of Ohio and those who work in Ohio. To register for this course, click here.