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.

This training takes place over two sessions: Thursday, March 9, and Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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.