Project AWARE YMHFA Trainings
Just over 20 percent of children, either currently or at some point in their lives will experience or have had a serious mental disorder1.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to show you how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
You can help these youth by attending a Project AWARE YMHFA Training near you!
Youth Mental Health First Aid courses are free through the Project AWARE grant to anyone who lives, works or volunteers in North County Project AWARE geographic area. The area includes:
⋅ 63135 – The City of Ferguson
⋅ 63121 – The City of Normandy and The City of Bell-Ridge
⋅ 63133 – The City of Pagedale
⋅ 63136 – The City of Jennings
⋅ 63137 – Riverview Village
⋅ 63138 – The Community of Spanish Lake
We encourage all adults in these communities to become Youth Mental Health First Aiders. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people, who includes: parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens.
Youth Mental Health First Aid introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
If you would like to set-up a group Project AWARE YMHFA training for your organization in the Greater Ferguson Area contact firstname.lastname@example.org!