Youth Mental Health First Aid


This training is now full. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Meredith O'Brien ([email protected]).


Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health challenges and substance use disorders in young people. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to a young person who may be developing a mental health or substance use issue and help connect them to the appropriate care.


Attendees will complete a 2-hour self-paced class (pre-work) and then participate in a 4.5-hour instructor-led class using video conferencing via Zoom.




Participants of this course will learn methods to help adolescents with a mental health or addiction challenge.




Participants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 5 continuing education (CE) hours. Continuing education  certificates are managed and distributed by the hosting agency, the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH).




Natalie Maggiore

Natalie Maggiore, Prevention Specialist for IABH, works with the COO/VP of Programs to develop, implement and evaluate the Association’s youth leadership conference - the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute. Natalie works with the Prevention Program Director 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. She is also a certified instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid and Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA). 




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.


Starts: Feb 27, 2024 8:30 am
Ends: Feb 27, 2024 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
February 19, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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