Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Date: Sat Sep 23, 9:00 AM CDT - Sat Sep 23, 1:00 PM CDT
  • Volunteer

Where: GSSI Council Office, 5000 E Virginia St, Ste 2, Evansville, IN 47715
Who: All registered GSSI volunteers (session is limited to 30 people)
Cost: Free ($170 course value)
Registration: Email Jodie Cross at or call 812-421-4970 by Friday, September 1.

GSSI is excited to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training & certification to our volunteers. The course requires 2 hours of self-paced online course prework and 4 hours of in-person instruction. 

About the Course: Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.
  • Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.
  • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to non-crisis situations.
  • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations.
  • Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Youth Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.

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