Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid helps you assist adolescents who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 6-18. The Youth Mental Health First Aid curriculum teaches a five-step plan to address common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges, how to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis, and how to connect the youth with help.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed for adults who regularly interact with youth, such as school resource officers and educators.


  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Substance use
  • Disorders in which psychosis may occur
  • Disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD)
  • Eating disorders

This eight-hour training is FREE to any requesting school/school district in the State.
To request this training in your school or school district, contact:
Vicki French, ACSS Coordinator • 501-570-8098 • [email protected]



February 28, 2022
Wilbur D. Mills Education Coop (Beebe)
March 11, 2022
Eagle West (Harrison)
March 15, 2022
Northwest AR Education Service Cooperative (Farmington)
March 18, 2022
Benton School District Professional Development Center
June 01, 2022
North Central AR Education Service Cooperative (Melbourne)
June 08, 2022
Dawson Education Service Cooperative (Arkadelphia)
June 13, 2022
DeQueen Mena Education Service Cooperative (Gillham)
June 16, 2022
Guy Fenter Education Service Cooperative (Branch)
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