Seattle Children’s, with support from King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division and Chad’s Legacy Project, is offering Youth Mental Health First classes for adults who regularly interact with young people. Students will gain skills on how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) in crisis and non-crisis situations experiencing a mental health challenge. The virtual class is a two-part series that includes a self-guided and live instructor-led courses. This class is free to all adults that live in King County.
The virtual class is a free two-part series. The series includes a self-guided course and a live instructor-led course for the general public who regularly interact with adolescents 12 to 18. Youth Mental Health First Aid will improve your knowledge of mental health and substance use problems, and will teach you how to connect youth with care when needed.
Students will gain skills on how to help an adolescent in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge. Similar to traditional first aid and CPR, mental health first aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis before they can get professional treatment or the crisis resolves.
In this class, students will learn about:
A virtual version of Youth Mental Health First Aid is now available. This class is modeled after in-person trainings. The virtual class is a two-part series that includes a self-guided course and a live instructor-led course.
The date you register for is the date of the live instructor-led course.
Part one of this class is self-guided. After registration, you will receive an email with a link for the self-guided course. This course must be completed before the date of the live class. The self-guided course takes an average of two hours to complete.
Part two of this class is live and instructor-led, and will include other registrants. It takes place virtually from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
View Upcoming Classes and Register Online, click here.
Note: Due to funding restrictions, this training is only available to those who work or live in King County, Washington.
To find other Youth Mental Health First Aid classes offered near you, or for more information on this national, evidence-based training, visit the Youth Mental Health First Aid website.