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316 Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a tool that can be used across the mental health continuum, including prevention and early intervention, by all school staff to recognize early warning signs of mental health challenges of students. It is considered a Tier 1 strategy within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports and link to the Local Control and Accountability Plan State Priorities 5 and 6 on Student Engagement and School Climate. Strategies enable staff to support all students, including those with disabilities requiring ERMHS services, to access their educational environment. YMHFA is a training recommended by the CDE in fulfilling AB 2246, which requires that districts serving students in grades 7 through 12 adopt a policy on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.

Feb 4, 2021 08:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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