Youth Mental Health First Aid
Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 – teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.
Registration and Youth Mental Health First Aid manuals are free to participants.Mental Health First Aid is included on SAMHSA's National registry of evidence-Based Programs and Practices.About the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 Project AWARE Grant
The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 (SIU) has lead the effort among local schools and community agencies to implement the Youth Mental Health First Aid training program.
In 2014, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services awarded the SIU a “Now is the Time” Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Local Educational Agency grant. The program enabled SIU to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and communities to detect and respond to mental illness in children and youth.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________Youth Mental Health First Aid training was offered [in part] under grant number 1H79SM062030-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.