The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN,OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help anadolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Registrants who fully attend this event or training will be eligible to receive 6.5 hours of continuing education hours from (ICB)/IAODAPCA. Certificates are sent by the host to all qualifying individuals approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the event or training.
Riley Cleary, MSW, Prevention Program Manager for the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH), works to develop, implement and evaluate the Association’s prevention, wellness and leadership programs: Operation Snowball (OS) and the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute (CGTI). She supports OS Teams and CGTI Community Action Teams through trainings, technical assistance, outreach, and fundraising, and work with community members to increase prevention programming throughout Illinois. Prior to joining IABH, Riley worked with individuals in recovery from substance abuse, members of the HIV community, and provided individual and group therapy to at-risk youth in the greater Chicago area. Riley holds a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Children and Family from Loyola University Chicago.
Natalie Maggiore, Prevention Program Coordinator for IABH, works with the VP of Programs to develop, implement and evaluate the Association’s youth leadership conference - the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute. Natalie works with the other Prevention Program Coordinator to assist CGTI and Operation Snowball Action Teams throughout the year as they create and implement Action Plans to better their schools and communities. Natalie holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and continues to pursue expanding mental health education and awareness through that avenue.