Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity

Thursday, August 10, 2017

We are inviting RHY grantees to join us for Train the Trainer workshops in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) to be offered in various locations across the U.S. Due to demand, the duration at all locations has been reduced to a 3-day workshop. Please see the new dates below:

Site        Training Dates                 Location                               Registration Deadline*

Site 1     8/7-9/2017           Ewing Township, New Jersey                      8/4/2017
Site 2     8/14-16/2017       North Bethesda, Maryland                           8/11/2017
Site 3     8/14-16/2017       Atlanta, Georgia                                           8/11/2017
Site 4     8/28-8/30/2017    Phoenix, Arizona                                          8/25/2017
Site 5     8/28-8/30/2017    Sacramento, California                                8/25/2017

Note: There is a limited amount of space per workshop (15 seats for 3-day)

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) program teaches individuals how to safely and effectively identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.  The Train the Trainer Workshops are designed to increase the number of people who are qualified to spread this approach across the country.

Those who attend these three or five day Train the Trainer workshops will be certified to teach Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). These workshops will be taught by experts from the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH), the leaders in Mental Health First Aid in the United States. As YMHFA Instructors, grantees will join the ranks of more than 11,000 certified instructors that have trained hundreds of thousands of Americans, and received ongoing technical assistance from NCBH.

These opportunities will be available at no cost to participants, other than travel to the host site if needed. Participants will have their $2,000 course tuition covered by SAMHSA and will be able to earn 32 continuing education credits for National Association of Social Workers (NASW) or the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) (for most locations).

If you have any questions about this exciting training opportunity, or the application, you may contact Connie Campos at

Apply on-line at  YMHFA ToT application

*Please apply ASAP to receive hotel accommodations at a government rate, if needed.

Visit to view the Mental Health First Aid Instructor Application online, or download by clicking on the attachment below.