The Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor certification training is being offered at DCIU. This training introduces the 8-hour course, overviews adult learning
styles and teaching strategies, and provides in-depth instruction on implementing and
managing the program in diverse communities. Currently, the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First
Aid course is the only program approved to fill PA Act 71 of 2014 requirements, requiring
school entities to have suicide awareness and prevention training for adults working with
students in grades 6-12.
The 5-day training teaches you how to:
• Teach the Mental Health First Aid course, including the 5-step action plan, evidencesupported
treatment and self-help strategies, and prevalence data.
• Present the program with fidelity to the tested, core model.
• Apply the program to a range of adult learning styles.
• Tailor presentations to diverse audiences and learning environments.
Instructor certification is awarded specifically for both the adult and youth courses. If you want
to teach both types of courses, you must first certify as an instructor through a 5-day training
(for one course type), and then go through a 2.5-day training for the other course type you
want to teach.
Registration fee: $1500 for individuals working in Delaware County, $1700 all others.
Register at My Learning Plan with the following URL: