School Counselor Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – Register by 2/12

The Old Dominion University Darden College of Education is partnering with the Virginia Department of Education Tiered Systems of Supports and affiliates** to offer this one-day training on February 28 and March 1, 2018, free of charge, at ODU (Norfolk, VA).

Registration is limited to the first 100 participants to sign-up.

Reserve your spot todayregister here

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*Effective July 1, 2017, the Code of Virginia requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a school counseling license to complete training in the recognition of mental health disorder and behavioral distress. For more information on this requirement, please see:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course now required for school counseling licensure/recertification by the Virginia Department of Education that teaches participants to recognize and respond to warning signs of mental health issues and crises in adolescents (12-18) and teaches a 5-step action plan for crisis and non-crisis situations. It is an interactive training with hands-on activities, role plays and simulations.

**This Project AWARE Youth Mental Health First Aid course is brought to you free of charge by a federal grant initiative through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Education Tiered Systems of Supports, and Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education.

Registration closes Monday February 12.

In the next 7-10 days, please look for an email confirmation verifying your attendance from Dr. Emily Goodman-Scott (Assistant Professor and School Counseling Coordinator, ODU); please email her with registration-related questions ( For content related questions, please email Dr. Jennifer Smith-Slabaugh (Project Aware State Manager;

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