Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - 2008
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May 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008 - Conference for Decision Makers and Policy Makers Our Community's event for 2008 "HOPE FOR THE FUTURE: AN ACTION AGENDA FOR CHILD & YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH" Brought together a group of Austin leaders to identify the mental health challenges facing our children, youth and families and move towards an action plan for community response.

The event was held on Friday, May 9, 2008 at St. Edward's University Auditorium with special guest speaker: Kimberly Hoagwood, Ph.D., Scientific Director for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health, Columbia University.

Other activities: Green Ribbon Campaign; Public Awareness Campaign via local media; State of Texas, Travis County and City of Austin proclamations. Educational bookmark campaign and Resource fairs.