Youth Mental Health

First Aid Training

Register by Monday, April 8 for this important event!

GOCSD has partnered with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks to offer this free event.


Facilitator: Community Partnership of the Ozarks!


Mental Health First Aid for Youth (YMHFA) is a public education program which introduces participants to unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. YMHFA is an 9-hour course which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.


The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents, but may also be appropriate for older adolescents (16 and older) so as to encourage peer to peer

interaction. Anyone who regularly works or interacts with youth – teachers, athletic coaches, mentors, juvenile justice professionals and others – may find the course content useful.


  • Build understanding of the importance of early intervention to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
  • Identify unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents.


LOCATION:

Friday, April 12 - Southwest Lindenwood Campus 909 E Republic Road Suite C-100, Springfield, MO


TIME: 8:30a - 5:30p

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Friday, April 12

Friday, April 12th, 8:30am-5:30pm

909 East Republic Road

Springfield, MO

While there is no cost for the event, the lunch break will not allow enough time to leave the site for lunch. When you register, you may order an animal protein or vegetarian box lunch for $10 payable onsite by cash or check or choose to bring your own lunch.


Register here by April 8!

Important Reminder!

Save the Date for the 2019 GOCSD Innovation Summit May 28 - 29, 2019 in Branson, MO.


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GOCSD School District Members:

Ash Grove, Aurora, Ava, Blue Eye, Bolivar, Branson, Cabool, Camdenton, Clever, Dadeville, Everton, Fair Grove, Fair Play, Fordland, Forsyth, Gainesville, Galena, Halfway, Hartville, Hermitage, Hickory Co. (Skyline), Hollister, Houston, Hurley, Kirbyville, Laclede County C-5, Laclede Co. (Conway), Lebanon, Logan-Rogersville, Macks Creek, Mansfield, Marion C. Early (Morrisville), Marionville, Mark Twain, Marshfield, Miller, Mountain Grove, Mountain View – Birch Tree, Nixa, Oak Hill, Ozark, Pierce City, Plainview, Plato, Pleasant Hope, Redeemer Lutheran, Reeds Spring, Republic, Sarcoxie, Seymour, Sparta, Springfield, Strafford, Summit Preparatory School, Taneyville, Thayer, Weaubleau, West Plains, Willard, Willow Springs

GOCSD University Partners:

College of the Ozarks, Dury University, Evangel University, Lindenwood Univeristy, Missouri State University, Southwest Baptist University