Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 09:00 AM until 05:00 PM
This class is also being offered on
Friday, August 30, 2019 ( Anchorage, AK )
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Ketchikan Fire Department - room TBA
70 Bawden Street
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Alaska Training Cooperative
Wendi Shackelford, 907-264-6224,


Contact Hours: 8.00
C.E. Credit for Nursing : 8.00
This training offers eight (8) nursing contact hours through the Alaska Nurses Association, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
C.E. Credit for Police : 8.00

Training Overview Description

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) 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 an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

This course has a cost/value of $85 each and has been fully funded for all participants by the State of Alaska Department of Education & Early Development through the federal project A.W.A.R.E. (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) through September 30, 2019.

Event-specific Details

Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Audience: community members
Special Instructions: 30 minute lunch break on site; please bring your own lunch or snacks
Class contact:
Wendi Shackelford

Behavioral Health / Mental Health
Behavioral Health Aide
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Family & Marriage Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Social Worker
Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseler
Village Counselor
Case Manager/Care Coordinator
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Attendant
Individual Support Worker
Patient Advocate
Recreational/Activity Therapist
Respite Worker
Vocational Specialist
Family Caregiver

Registration Information

Register online at

Attendees must be present all 8 hours for certification. YMHFA certificates will be emailed to attendees upon completion of the course.