JEP – Certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)


February 29, 2024    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue, Tarrytown, NY, 10591

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Join The Jewish Education Project for in-person training and certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), facilitated by Rebecca Ruberg. Register and learn more at

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a certification course through the National Council of Behavioral Health that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help a tween/teen aged ages 12-18 in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

Through role-playing and simulations, YMHFA demonstrates how to assess a mental health crisis, select intervention, provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help. The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorders. Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

The Jewish Education Project provides Jewish framing, considerations related to our Jewish communities, and usea adapted scenarios applicable to those working in Jewish Youth settings.

The training on February 29 is for professionals (full time or part time) with who work with young people ages 12-18 at Jewish institutions on Long Island, NYC, or in Westchester County. $36 per participant. Lunch is included.

This training includes 2 hours of asynchronous pre-work for each participant and 6 hours of Instructor Led Session in-person. Participants must complete mandatory pre-work to the training at least five days prior to the training.

After reaching 15 participants, we will start a waiting list for future participants.