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Mental Health First Aid - IN-PERSON
Wednesday, February 09, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM PDT
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Youth Mental Health First Aid



In this 8 hour and IN-PERSON training, participants will learn:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidenced based, early intervention pubic education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgementally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services.

Mental Health First Aid was created in Australia in 2000 by Betty Kitchener, and educator and mental health consumer, and Professor Tony Jorm, a mental health researcher. In 2008, the National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygine, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health brought Mental Health First Aid to the United States. 

Objectives of the training

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.
  • Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.

Who should attend?

  • People who want to learn more about mental health challenges that impact youth
  • Helping professionals interested in deepening their understanding Mental Health First Aid
  • Any level of professionals working in social or behavioral health, public policy, organizing, or advocacy work

Steps to register, enrollment, and obtaining certificate: 

1. Register here and pay

2. Pre-Training: Sign up for Connect and Options Quiz (the day before the training an email will be sent where you sign up and take the quiz)

3. Post-Training: Exam and Survey

Where: This is an IN-PERSON training. 9320 SW Barbur BLvd. Ste. 200 Portland, OR 97219; Hawthorne Conference Room. Take the elevator or stairs to second floor. 

When: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 - 8:00am to 5:30pm (1 hour for lunch) 

Food: Snacks and coffee provided. List of lunch spots nearby will be shared. Or bring your own.

Max number of participants: 30

Cost: $19.00

NOTE* Registration will close Monday 2/7/22 at noon.

Parking: FREE parking lot in front of the building. 

COVID: We will be following CDC guidelines. There will be ample space in the room for safe distancing. 

About the trainer:

Taylor Herreman

Taylor Herreman is an experienced leader in child and youth services, having worked in a variety of settings to support systems-involved youth with early childhood trauma exposure from a trauma informed perspective. Taylor is currently the Director of Training Services at Boys & Girls Aid, a non-profit foster and adoption agency in Portland, OR. In her role, she provides training and consultation to of staff and foster parents in a variety of program roles.

Taylor is certified to train: Collaborative Problem Solving Parenting Classes, CPI: Non Violent Crisis Intervention, ODHS Foundations for Foster and Adoptive Caregivers, and Youth Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.