Youth Mental Health First Aid

March 12, 2020 -
8:30am to 5:00pm

All times local.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, camp professionals, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. 

The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Click here or more information on the on course.

At the end of the 8 hour course, you will have a certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid that lasts 2 years. Fee includes a take home text book, room space and instruction (you will need to provide your lunch and snacks).

Note: Attendance for the full 8 hours is mandatory and the class is limited to 30 participants. CEC's through the American Camp Association are available.

Sponsors: This course is put on by ACA Northland with support from Camp Foley and Alli Faricy, ACA Northland Chair & MHFA Instructor. Questions should be directed to Alli.


Roseville Office - Lower Level Conference Room
2233 Hamline Ave

Registration Fees

$45 - price includes take home reference book.

Contact Information

Alli Faricy