Get a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Course!
Register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 13th
What is Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)?
Offered by Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) and Delphi RISE, it is a course that teaches people how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health challenge, substance use disorder, or is in crisis.
Participants can expect:
• Hands-on activities and practice
• Training in how to utilize a 5-step action plan
• Typical adolescent behavior vs. potential warning signs
• Overview of local mental health resources and other supports
• Manual packed with information on all topics in the course
• 3-year YMHFA Certification upon completion of training
Have you ever thought:
I wish I could help, but I don’t know what to do?
Should I ask what’s wrong? But what if I make her/him angry?
I don’t understand what’s going on but I think they need help.
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm (MUST ATTEND ENTIRE SESSION). Please RSVP early as space is limited.
Location: Children’s Institute, 274 North Goodman, Suite D103 (Village Gate Mall). See directions at the bottom of this page.
OASAS Approved for CASAC/CPP/CPS renewal only; please let us know when you RSVP.
Hosted by Interdenominational Health Ministry Coalition & Renewing of the Mind.
“A youth experiencing a mental health crisis is a stressful situation. We all want to do the right thing. The Youth Mental Health First Aid class helped me to have the language and skills to approach these situations with greater confidence. Just like CPR or other First Aid, this class helps us to create a lifesaving bridge between a crisis moment and professional help. I highly recommend the class.” -Nate ~ Fairport School
“I am so glad that I took this training. I not only benefited as a classroom teacher, but as a parent. It is highly recommended for anyone interacting with youth in any setting!” -Elizabeth ~ Mercy HS
Monroe County Project AWARE-C is a SAMHSA funded initiative to improve the mental health/substance use disorder literacy of adults that serve youth in our area. Our goal is to provide earlier intervention and greater levels of support to young people. For additional information and/or to RSVP, contact Patricia Cathey
Directions: At the Village Gate: Turn right into the driveway marked one-way (Selena’s Restaurant on right, with one story dark grey building on left). Follow signage to the back of the building. The Children’s Institute entrance is the first exterior entrance at the back of the building. We have our own entrance – do not enter the Village Gate Mall (Entrance E).