Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health challenges and substance use disorders (SUDs) 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. Course capacity is limited, so please only register if you are able to fully attend the training.



Participants will learn to:

  • Identify mental health challenges and SUDs in young people
  • Methods for outreach and support for youth
  • Connect youth with appropriate care



Participants who fully atternd this training will be eligible to receive 5 continuing education (CE) hours certified by the Illinois Certification Board (ICB). CE certificates will be managed by ICB.



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: May 8, 2024 8:30 am
Ends: May 8, 2024 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
April 26, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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