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Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

Sat Feb 05, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Healthy Living

Sometimes young people don’t realize that they are facing a mental health challenge, or they feel embarrassed asking for support. That’s why it’s important for adults to learn how to support teens and offer help. In this Youth Mental Health First Aid class, you will learn a five-step action plan that will enable you to provide assistance to a teen until professional treatment is obtained or until a crisis is resolved. Completion of this course results in a three-year Youth Mental Health First Aid certificate.

You are REQUIRED to complete two hours of an online, self-paced introduction before the February 5 session begins. These materials will be sent three weeks before the February 5 session.

Webinar time of 9:00am-3:00pm on February 5 includes a 30-minute lunch break and smaller breaks.

Pre-course materials and a Zoom link will be sent prior to the program.

Questions? Contact Kay Stephenson at

Kay’s bio: Kay Stephenson has been involved in Girl Scouts for 21 years, and has had the opportunity to experience Girl Scouts as both a volunteer and a staff member. She is currently Lead Volunteer Experience Specialist with Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey and is in her fourteenth year on staff. She develops volunteer trainings, provides volunteer support, and helps with high awards. Kay believes in the importance of making sure girls know they have a voice, and works to give them the skills to help them develop that voice. As a volunteer, Kay was her daughter’s troop leader for 13 years and also served as school organizer, SU event coordinator, and SU delegate.