Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

This training is made possible by a grant through The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in conjunction with PreventionFIRST!, this training provides adults the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to youth who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connec them to the appropriate resources.  An interactive evidenced-based program, adopted in over 20 countries, YMHFA teaches a five-step action plan for working with youth in crisis and non-crisis situations.  Suicide prevention is emphasized in this program.  Over two million individuals have been trained in the United States. 



9am-12pm   Welcome

                     YMHFA Self-Paced Introduction Recap

                     ALGEE:  The Action Plan in A Non-Crisis Scenario

12pm-1pm  Lunch Break

1pm-3pm     ALGEE:  The Action Plan in A Crisis Scenario


                      Self-Care for the First-Aider


Trainers:  Jennifer Biggs, MS, MS, LCDC III, LPC, Therapist

Pat Clark, BA, MA, Consultant



Note:  Participants are required to complete 1.5 hours of on-line self instruction prior to the instructor training on September 22nd.  A zoom link will be sent after registration closes to complete the pre-work. Those who do not complete the self- instruction 1 week prior to the course starting date, will be withdrawn from the course.  

Following:  One week prior to the training, another zoom link will be sent to attend the training.


Prevention CEUs and CHES hours are being applied for.

Cancellation policy

There is no penalty for cancellation. Please contact Cathy Born at 513-751-8000 x10 or to cancel your registration.

PreventionFIRST! mission is to promote healthy behaviors by sparking and sustaining community change. Visit for more information about our organization. For more information about the event please contact Pat Clark at

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