You can help a young person in need: Learn how

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YMHFA Trainees

Did you know one in five youth is experiencing or will experience a mental health challenge? And only half of all youth experiencing a mental health challenge receive the support they need?

You can help a youth in need! Become a Youth Mental Health First Aid Responder. 

SCUSD has successfully completed its first year of a three-year federal grant to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings to school district staff and community members.

These trainings teach people who work with youth to recognize the signs and symptoms of youth experiencing a mental health challenge and five steps to respond to a youth in need.

By October, SCUSD had trained more than 70 staff and community members to be YMHFA responders. SCUSD’s goal is to continue to build capacity to support our youth by training more than 500 staff and community members by the end of the grant period. 

To register for the next YMHFA training, please go to YMHFA Training Registration and click on the “Register Now” link. If you would like additional information about the SCUSD Project AWARE grant or upcoming YMHFA trainings, contact Jacqueline Rodriguez at or 916-643-9252.