Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Join the Jewish professional training cohort of Youth Mental Health First Aid led by experienced JF&CS clinicians. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) 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 a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
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.
Learn more about our partnership with Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative to train the Atlanta community in YMHFA. Read article ›