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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Parents- January 11, 2020

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is pleased to offer FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid training for parents and guardians of middle and high school students.

Why Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges in youth 12-18 years of age. This 8-hour training gives adults the skills they need to understand and provide initial support to 12-18 year olds who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem. Participants also learn how to connect youth to the supports they need.

Half of all mental health disorders begin by age 14. It is vital for parents to understand the signs and symptoms of a developing mental health disorder. This training will cover common signs and symptoms of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and the common signs and symptoms of substance use. Participants will learn how to interact with an adolescent in crisis and how to connect youth with help.

In order to receive certification in YMHFA, participants must complete the 8-hour course. Participants may earn 1 CEU through University of the Pacific. There is a $50 out of pocket fee for the CEU.


Saturday, January 11, 2020 
8:30am - 4:30pm
Junction Avenue K-8, Room 3

  • Welcome, Introductions & Overview
  • Typical Adolescent Behavior, Signs & Symptoms of a Mental Health Challenge
  • Applying the Youth Mental Health First Aid ALGEE Action Plan

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served. Lunch is on your own. Free raffle prizes!

To Register

Email Liisa Hanninen-Danner at or 925-606-3219. For more information, find this event on our mental health calendar.

 Youth Mental Health First Aid Flyer- January 11, 2020