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Jill Hill, CRPS


Jill Hill, Owner of Jill Hill Training and Consulting, LLC.  She provides advocacy services, trainings, consulting to families in Florida. Eighteen years of experience in education advocacy in the state of Florida. Provide Trainings in Mental Health and different exceptionalities across the country. Consulting with agencies as a voice of families.

It started in 1998 with her son at age 2. He  was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and then began a long history of advocating. She has provided Special Education Advocacy since 2000. She started by taking classes, Trainings, reading IDEA, etc., In 2005 worked for Central Florida Parent Center the states Parent Training and information Center (Grant from FL DOE), to coach/navigate families through their child’s IEP/504. Jill provided trainings in Florida and across the East Coast of United States in Procedural Safeguards, First Person Language, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disorders, IDEA (Special Education Law), How to Advocate for your child, First Person Language, Mental Health, Autism and others.

In 2012, Jill Taught ESE in a Duval County middle school for students with an Emotional Behavior Disorder (EBD/SED). She learned the teachers perspective of what supports are needed for students. 

In 2013, Jill began working for Mental Health America of Northeast Florida (MHA) as the Family Advocate for Federation of Families of NE Florida (FOF) and the Jacksonville System of Care Initiative. Jill increased membership of FOF by 200% in the first year. She developed the Parent Partner Program, she hired parents that had gone through the various systems of care. The parents were trained by her and through other on line trainings. During this time she became a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with the State of Florida. I She has worked with various families, various school districts and various systems of care. 

In 2015, Jill worked as with MHA and Partnership for Child Health as the Project Coordinator for  Project AWARE-C, SAMHSA Grant. This grant provided Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training to people in our community. Jill is a certified instructor in youth and adult Mental Health First Aid. It is an Evidence based program to help people understand Mental Health signs and systems, how to talk to someone who needs help for mental health or suicide. I met with various community organizations, speak with them about holding trainings. The organizations she has trained are the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Department of Children and Families, Schools, Faith groups, and many more. The grant ended in December 2018, Every  goal was surpassed. 

Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education) a grant for school-aged youth and our community completed and exceeded its goals:
🥇2,393 people received a certification in Mental Health First Aid
🥈1,444 youth were referred for mental health services
🥉688 youth completed a Youth Mental Health Survey
🏅2,594 people searched the web for a Mental Health provider  

Jill has  presented in Washington DC on various topics, trained several sheriff counties in Autism Awareness, Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health. She provides advocacy services to organizations for their families. 

Jill has developed relationships with school districts, Sheriff Offices, Community Organizations, etc. across Florida. She is currently on the Autism Society of Florida Board. 

In 2019, Jill  became the Executive Director of Federation of Families NE FL. She is providing support for families in the area. Check Facebook for meeting times and locations.

In 2019, Jill was hired to work for Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) Health Systems. She is the Project Coordinator for the Mental Health Awareness (MHAT) grant from SAMHSA. She provide mental health trainings in Clay county to Police, Veterans, Case workers, anyone interested in learning more about mental health.

She lives in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida, a certified ESE teacher, Certified SOAR processor for Social Security (SSI/SSDI) and a Certified  Recovery Peer Specialist in Florida.

He son now lives independently, a graduate of Duval County Schools, and works at home creating drawings and sculptures.  

Jill Hill

Jill Hill

Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor


Youth Mental Health First Aid


Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. 

Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.  The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE? The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, parents, etc.).

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE? To learn more about the Mental Health First Aid USA, visit www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org .

Contact Jill to schedule a Certified Training, 3 year certification JillJax@Yahoo.com


Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid USA Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses roleplaying and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).  


WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE? To learn more about the Mental Health First Aid USA, visit www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org .

Contact Jill to schedule a Certified Training, 3 year certification JillJax@Yahoo.com


Top Mental Health First Aid Instructors of 2018!

"We are so excited to present our Top Mental Health First Aid Instructors of 2018! This year, we wanted to celebrate the achievements of Instructors who have taught 500 or more First Aiders during the 2018 calendar year, as well as those who have taught to specific audiences through the Mental Health First Aid modules. Thank you for all the work you do to bring Mental Health First Aid to your community.

To celebrate your accomplishments, all Top Instructors will be recognized at the Instructor Summit in Nashville on March 24."


Jill Hill Resume 02.01.19 (pdf)