Gaston County Schools proposes to implement the Gaston County Schools NITT-AWARE Program over a period of two years. The program's main activity will be to provide professional development in Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid as part of the expansion of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework for 820district personnel from 56 schools. The program will impact more than 31,000 students as students and their families are provided with quality information and better access to mental health services in the community. The total federal request for the program is $50,000 each year. During YEAR 1, the program will provide training for six district mental health personnel to become YMHFA instructors. The program will then provide YMHFA for all elementary school MTSS teams in the district. The training will be for 320 members of MTSS teams that include administrators, student support personnel (counselors and social workers), teachers, and parents. Through this training, the MTSS intervention teams will have a strong understanding of how to utilize mental health services for the benefit of students. During YEAR 2, the program will provide training to in YMHFA and MHFA to 500 members of the MTSS teams from all secondary schools.