YMHFA is designed to teach youth professionals, parents, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12–18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis.

Training begins with a 2-hour self-paced program, that you can do online at your leisure. Participants in the training need to have completed this 2-hour training before joining the virtual program. The virtual training lasts for 5 hours and will happen on a certain day and time, with other classmates in the program. After you complete the 7 hours of training, you will become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

The training will be facilitated by our Senior Educator, Deb Massey. If you have any questions for her, feel free to email her at deb@jewishlearning.works.

The exact location of this training is pending confirmation. When we have a final decision, we will update this page and notify all participants registered.