teen MHFA 

The MHFA Collaborative now offering teen MHFA in Ohio and
Northern Kentucky!

Teen Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized course that teaches teens in grades 9-12, or ages 14-18, how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges in their friends and peers.

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Revised National Council Requirements (6/24):  

1.     National has learned that 9th grade health education is an optimal time to train teens in tMHFA and have expanded training to grades 9-12, or ages 14-18 instead of Grades 10-12.

2.   Instead of tMHFA required to be taught to an entire grade level of teens, they are offering a more flexible approach that allows schools and youth-serving organizations to implement tMHFA incrementally. For example, sites may offer a course that all teens take during their high school career, rather than a grade level-specific course.

3.    Instead of requiring 10% of staff to take Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), now only 5% are required but sites are still encouraged to provide YMHFA training to 10% of staff, if possible.

Feedback from High Schoolers Who Have Taken Teen MHFA: