Do Mental Health Awareness Trainings Work: Outcomes and Future Directions (PO318)

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being
  • Live Chat:
    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    6:00 PM–7:00 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. evaluate the role of educators in supporting student mental health and well-being.
  2. examine the learning outcomes from educators who received Youth Mental Health First Aid (Y-MHFA).
  3. identify barriers, recommendations, and future steps to incorporating effective educator training in student’s mental health.

Description

Mental health problems have increased in prevalence leading to negative outcomes for youth. School-based mental health interventions offer the benefit of early intervention and prevention yet depend on teachers’ ability to recognize risk. The Youth Mental Health First Aid (Y-MHFA) program teaches adults how to provide aid to students with mental health concerns or in a crisis. This poster presentation will examine Y-MHFA educator outcomes, such as mental health knowledge and implications for future programs.

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Presenter(s)

Alexis M. Sanchez, University of South Florida
Nathaniel von der Embse, PhD, University of South Florida

Letter to Supervisor

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Preliminary Brochure

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