Meet Afton Foutz-Imtaiz! Afton is the 300th person in Pima County to be certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The training, which was hosted by the Marana Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, marks the end of Arizona Youth Partnership’s first year of Mental Health Awareness Training funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Arizona Youth Partnership will spend the next 2 years providing this training, at no cost to participants, throughout Pima county. The training is meant for anyone who has contact with youth and teaches the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders. To date, we have trained teachers, school staff, juvenile probation officers and staff, parents, grandparents, social work and psychology Master’s Degree students, clergy, after school staff and community members in this 5 step model.
Arizona Youth Partnership is so proud to be part of the discussion and movement to destigmatize mental illness and to do all we can to make sure our youth are getting everything they need to help them thriveMary Anne Fout- Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor
Mental Health First Aid training for youth is provided free of charge to Pima County residents. For more information, please click here