Do Mental Health Awareness Trainings Work: Outcomes and Future Directions

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

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

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