SIOUX CITY, IA (July 8, 2021)—Eight dates have been set for Youth Mental Health First Aid training for next school year. The six-hour trainings gives adults who work with youth the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents who are experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. The cost is free to teachers, administrators, counselors, paraeducators, coaches, bus drivers, nurses, and support staff. Please see the flyer for more details. ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit www.nwaea.org.