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MONDAY, JUL 27, 2020

CLMHD Now Offering VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training - APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 8/28/20

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) was designed by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare to teach neighbors, teachers, parents, peers, and caring citizens how to help a youth or teen who is experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or is in crisis. The training is focused on helping youth (12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or a crisis and introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help a youth experiencing a mental health crisis or challenge. 
As part of the Conference's efforts to reduce the stigma of mental illness, CLMHD is providing scholarships to 32 individuals throughout New York State to participate in a VIRTUAL Instructor Training program and be certified to conduct YMHFA trainings in their communities.

The training will be held via two virtual sessions (10/26-10/28 and 11/4-11/6), through which participants will become certified to offer the Youth Mental Health First Aid course both virtually and in-person to members of the general public. Click HERE for an overview of the YMHFA Instructor Training to learn what types of individuals/ organizations would make good candidates

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, click HERE for the application. Applications are to be submitted to the County Director of Community Services (DCS) so they may complete and sign the attestation page, and then should be emailed to by Friday, August 28, 2020. Candidates will be notified by September 17 2020 if they have been selected for the training. 
If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact Francine Sinkoff, Director of Communications, at