Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a program that teaches family members, friends, school personnel, social service and agency staff, and neighbors how to recognize and help a youth who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis. You can help those in need!

Many of the most common mental health disorders begin during adolescence.  The importance of identifying and addressing mental health issues during this 12 to 18 year-old life period cannot be overstated.  This training provides information on identifying the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders/crises in youth, as well as risk factors and protective factors for this population; utilizing effective approach and communication skills; and connecting youth and families to available professional and community resources.

With Project AWARE grant funding through the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Madison-Oneida BOCES is proud to present:

Youth Mental Health First Aid (an 8 hour course) August 17, 2016

Madison-Oneida BOCES, TriPlexus Building, Seminar Room
4937 Spring Road
Verona, NY 13478

  • Lunch will be at least 30 minutes. Bring your own if you choose, a refrigerator and microwave are available.
  • Sign in will begin at 7:50am, instruction begins promptly at 8:00am.
  • Instructors are certified by the National Council on Behavioral Health.

To Register:
Call Lisa Seitz, Madison-Oneida BOCES at 315-361-5759 (leave message if necessary) or email

You will receive a registration confirmation; that is necessary to attend.

*Registration limited to 30 persons each session.
*Training is offered at no charge to participants.

Aug 17 2016 YMHFA Flyer