SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, in partnership with Project STOMP, will offer four free Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings in northwest Iowa during February and early-March. The training is open to any individuals who work with youth and teens on a daily basis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults who work with 12-to-18-year-old youth the skills they need to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health issues, including: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and/or substance abuse problems.

The free trainings will be hosted:

  • Feb. 11: ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office, 400 Central Ave. N.W., Orange City

  • Feb. 27: ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County Office, 1600 15th St.,, Spirit Lake

  • March 2: Frontier Bank Basement, 301 Main St., Rock Rapids

  • March 3: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 704 Poplar Drive, Sibley

Each training will go from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Due to the hands-on nature of the training, each location is limited to the first 30 registrants. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

To register and guarantee a spot in the free training, visit https://prosper-rx.ppsi.iastate.edu/ymhfa.