Educators and all school personnel are mandated reporters. We have the ability to be on the forefront of advocating and protecting all our students as any suspicion of child abuse and neglect constitutes a report. The Center for Disease Control reports that last year 1 in 7 children experienced abuse/neglect. In this especially difficult season, let us be diligent. We can also provide extra support to our students and their families during this time by checking in, identifying needs and linking to community resources, and working with supports in place within your district to meet families needs.
Online Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) classes inform and assist teachers, counselors and administrators working with students ages 12-18.
1 in 5
youth lives with a mental health condition
Suicide is now the
leading cause of death in adolescents
of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment
Learning targets for the classes include:
Become educated on primary mental health issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse; all concerns on the rise since the beginning of social isolation that accompanied Spring 2020 lockdown and continues to have unprecedented effects
Develop competences in identifying risk factors and provide help to students both in crisis and non-crisis situations
Focus on recovery and resilience
For more information about YMHFA for your school, contact: