Happening this month!
May 10th is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
Join SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Town Hall Discussion
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2018 is just a couple weeks away! Tune into SAMHSA’s Washington, DC, event live webcast on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. ET. You also have the unique opportunity to be a part of the Awareness Day event. No matter where you live, you can join the event’s town hall discussion by your submitting questions about ways to make child-serving systems more trauma-informed. Select questions will be asked of participants. Email questions by May 8. Please be sure to include your first name, your city and state, and your role in your community.
To register online click on the link below:
Also happening in May....
Coming in June...
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Trauma Informed Care
On June 19th, 2018 the System of Care office is sponsoring Youth Mental Health First Aid for WMRSD educators grades 6-12. This program is an intense, 8 hour educational program which will introduce participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents.
Also on June 19th the SoC will be offering training on "Trauma-Informed Approach". for SAU 36 educators grades Pre-K-5. According to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the concept of trauma-informed approach is a program, organization, or system that is trauma informed:
- Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands the potential paths for recovery
- Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in children and families
- Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures and practices, and
- Seeks to actively Resist re-traumatization