Youth Mental Health First Aid

2020-2021 Agency Wide Training

YMHFA In-person Agency Wide Training Date Released

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:

8:00-11:00 training

11:00-12:00 lunch

12:00-3:30 training

Location: Pocahontas AEA Office - Black Hawk Conference Room

There is no charge for this training.

This training also meets the Iowa legislation requirement of one hour of suicide prevention training for school districts.

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 5 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:

To register for an Agency Wide Training, click below.

For additional information contact: Kim Bodholdt, MFHA Coordinator, at

If you would like to offer YMHFA to your school staff as a group, email with available dates and times. Staff trainings in your school district are still available in person.

June 7, 2021 YMHFA at Pocahontas AEA Office

Registration Deadline: May 25, 2021

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