Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute | Weatherhead

Mental Health First Aid

This two-session workshop based on the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum, an internationally recognized evidence based programming, is designed to provide skills to support individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Participants will:

This workshop aligns with core knowledge and competencies for youth work professionals that have been developed by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and the Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN).

The NAA core knowledge content area addressed:

Intended Audience: program coordinators, managers, front-line youth workers