Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
Save the date for Awareness Day 2012:
Wednesday, May 9!
Awareness Day 2012 Graphics
Official Awareness Day icons, Web badge, and save the date fliers for 2012 are now available. Click here to download the graphics to use in your Awareness Day 2012 outreach and planning.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Guide for Policy makers
The Vanner Street Group prepared a guide for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network titled, "Child Traumatic Stress: What Every Policy maker Should Know." The guide was created to educate policy makers about the scope and impact of childhood trauma, offer effective solutions that can be implemented with the support of informed public policy, and provide information about additional resources. Click here to download the report.
Does your organization have resources or upcoming conferences you want listed on www.samhsa.gov/children? If so, email them to AwarenessDay2012@vancomm.com.
Already thinking about how you will celebrate Awareness Day in 2012?
If you are inspired to host your own Awareness Day 2012 activity after reading about the creative ways others marked the day in 2011, fill out and submit your pledge form to share your plans with SAMHSA and the Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign!
After you submit your pledge form, use the event checklist to help plan your event or activity!
You can also use the Awareness Day 2012 proclamation template to have your governor, mayor, or other local official declare May 9, 2012, National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.
Brief History of the National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
Awareness Day is scheduled to build on long-standing "May Is Mental Health Month" and "Children's Mental Health Week" traditions of mental health and family organizations. May Is Mental Health Month was first celebrated by Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association) 50 years ago as a way to further elevate awareness of children's mental health …Read more
Brief History of Travis County May Events
Communities across the country observed May 2–8 as Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, raising public awareness for effective programs addressing children's mental health needs …Read more
The following Children's Mental Health Awareness Raising events were held in 2009. The events goals were to reduce the stigma around mental health in Travis County and to draw attention to children and youth thriving in the community. …Read more
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. …Read more
Theme: Thriving in the Community
Event at Austin City Hall with Mayor Wynn, MMHTF-Susan Stone, King Davis, Kathy Cronkite, youth speakers-Blayr, Bethany, and Southern performance, art display inside City Hall. Other activities: Green Ribbon Campaign; Public Awareness Campaign via local media; State of Texas, Travis County and City of Austin proclamations; Educational awareness via bookmark campaign, funded via Seton. Bookmarks distributed to all AISD schools via Diana Groves.
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day will be a day on which The Children's Partnership, The CYMHPP, the CAN, and the initiatives and programs that partner with these, promote resilience, recovery, and the transformation of mental health services delivery for children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families. …Read more
May 4, 2005 marked the first-ever Children's Mental Health Summit Day across the U.S, with activities taking place nationwide through organizations including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center for Mental Health Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. …Read more
A "May is Mental Health Month" proclamation was read at the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday May 4th and received by family members and System of Care stakeholders.
Representatives of the Children's Partnership participated in the press conference hosted by Austin Child Guidance Center regarding the Community Partners for Children's efforts as a single point of collaboration for the Travis County community.
Care coordinators formed a team to represent the Children's Partnership at the "NAMI WALKS for the Mind of America!" An event held all over America on Saturday, May 15th, and in Austin at Auditorium Shores.
In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, The Children's Partnership sponsored at ATCMHMR and TCHHS&VS the sale of green ribbons designed to enhance awareness of issues surrounding mental health. 125 ribbons were sold and proceeds will be used to support activities of our newly formed youth group.
The Children's Partnership project director and lead parent individually and jointly conducted presentations on Wraparound, Systems of Care and The Children's Partnership, with very positive response from a variety of community audiences.
In support of May as Mental Health month, The Children's Partnership as a member of the Travis County Mental Health Network and Community Action Network-Mental Health Planning Partnership addressed "Mental Health in Challenging Times" by cosponsoring a seminar entitled "Open Hearth-Scary times" which was to serve as a calming and therapeutic influence in our communities. 108 representatives from various community organizations participated.