Did you know that 21.4 percent of youth experience a mental health concern annually? To help educators recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, PLAEA is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) FREE to all educators at monthly regional events located at the Pocahontas AEA office. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18.
Regional training dates: Sept. 15, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Jan. 24, March 6, and April 25.
Time: 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a half-hour lunch
Location: Pocahontas AEA Office
Please register through the AEA Professional Learning Registration system. The course is titled PL- Youth Mental Health First Aid.
If your district would like in district training for your staff, please contact Kim Bodholdt, MHFA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.