Youth Mental Health First Aid
2021-2022 PLAEA Agency-Wide Training Options
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider
This training course is designed to teach adults how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.
The in-person training schedule is:
8:30-11:30 - training
11:30-12:00 - lunch
12:00-3:30 - training
Youth Mental Health First Aid training is FREE to all participants. Materials are now covered through the Prairie Lakes AEA - Mental Health Training Awareness Project.
This training also meets the Iowa legislation requirement of one hour of yearly suicide prevention training for educators.
How Youth Mental Health First Aid Can Help
- Informs adults about common mental health concerns among youth
- Reduces stigma
- Teaches adults how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health problems in youth
- Teaches a five-step action plan to help youth who may be facing a mental health problem or crisis
To learn more about the course, visit the website at: