Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Thank you for continuing to be a champion for Mental Health First Aid! More than 2.5 million people are better equipped to help their family, friends, and neighbors as Mental Health First Aiders.
As COVID-19 is changing our daily reality, there is an important need for MHFA to be available virtually. The National Council is pleased to announce that we are preparing to release a virtual Mental Health First Aid course.
First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced class, and then participate in a 4-hour, Instructor-led class using videoconferencing technology. You will need to complete the self-paced class in order to access the live class.
The virtual training will be based on new curricula that has been in development for more than a year. It includes expanded content on trauma, addiction, and self-care. Youth MHFA will include new content applicable for adults working with elementary-age children, including content on the impact of social media. The content is gender-neutral and culturally relevant.
We thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference and hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.
Read more about how to #BeTheDifference during COVID-19.
Our presenter is Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler, LCMHCA, CPS. Rebecca has worked in the field of education for 20 years, as a public high school teacher, health educator, and currently as an elementary school counselor and college adjunct instructor. She holds an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and a MA in Professional Counseling. Rebecca is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. She is particularly passionate about helping children and adolescents develop coping and stress management skills.