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DepartmentDepartmentESU 13 Scottsbluff
Default ContactDefault ContactPerla Ayala
Default LocationZoom
DescriptionYouth 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.

Three Learning Options
• Virtual. First Aiders will complete
a 2-hour, self-paced online class,
then participate in a 4- to 5-hour
Instructor-led videoconference.
• Blended Learning. After completing
a 2-hour, self-paced online class, First
Aiders will participate in a 4-hour, inperson,
Instructor-led class.
• In-person. First Aiders will receive
their training as an 6.5-hour
Instructor-led in-person course.
Who Should Take it
• Teachers
• School staff
• Coaches
• Camp counselors
• Youth group leaders
• Parents
• People who work with

What it Covers
• Common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group, including
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Eating disorders
• Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
• Common signs and symptoms of substance use
• How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis
• How to connect the person with help
• NEW: Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care and the impact
of social media and bullying