Mental Health First Aid

Customized Training for Educators

Registration Deadline is May 3, 2019

Date of Training is May 22, 2019

Botkins Local School and the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center are excited to announce a summer Mental Health First Aid Training for Educators

Overview: The Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop 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.

Special Thanks to Project Aware Ohio for funding this event!

What You Will Learn, Target Audience, etc:

What Will I Learn? 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. MHFA training is an evidence-based practice, which has been demonstrated to reduce stigma and provides laypeople that have no mental health background with the tools to help people in their communities. A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them.

Target Audience: Anyone can take the Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.

Why Attend? You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

Training Details & Overview


Dates: May 22, 2019

Time: 8:00 am -3:30 pm

Location: Botkins Local School, 404 East State Street, Botkins, Ohio 45306

Contact Hours: 6.0

Registration Fees:

  • $0 (FREE) for all area school districts.

Number of Seats Available for Non-Botkins School Employees: The maximum number of seats available for staff not employed by Botkins Local School is 30.

Video - Mental Health First Aid: Basic Overview

Note: This is a general overview of Mental Health First Aid. While the video is from the Colorado Department of Mental Health, the training overview applies to all mental health first aid trainings.
What is Mental Health First Aid?


Wednesday, May 22nd, 8am-3:30pm

Botkins Local School, 404 East State Street, Botkins, Ohio 45306

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the check-in process.

What You Should Bring? Participants should bring a charged laptop in order to gain valuable hands-on experience with the websites.

Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received by Kim Leach, Administrative Assistant, at by May 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm.

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

Our Vision/Mission: The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center serves and supports students, families, and districts as an innovative educational partner.