2012 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May 9, 2012

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) is a key strategy of the Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign, which is part of the Public Awareness and Support Strategic Initiative by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services. The effort seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth.

This year, National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is Wednesday, May 9. SAMHSA hopes to increase community involvement in 2012 by engaging local groups in a national conversation about the importance of children's social and emotional well-being. Local groups are also encouraged to offer individuals attending Awareness Day events an opportunity to become a "hero of hope" by making a pledge to take action to help a child or youth.

For more information regarding the national event, go to http://www.samhsa.gov/children/.

New Mexico Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, May 9, 2012

Traumatic events can have severe and lasting impacts on children, altering their physical, emotional, and social development, and even their ability to learn. We now know many ways communities can support children who continue to have trouble coping after traumatic events. In observance of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, New Mexico Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) will offer a state-wide webinar. Julianne Bodnar, LISW, will be presenting on the identification and screening of children for Child Traumatic Stress. She will present a screen that scan be used by first responders, parents, community members, teachers, and other community service providers to decide whether a child or youth should be referred for assessment and possible treatment. She will also present a model for developing a collaborative community-wide network to educate and treat child trauma. Julianne Bodnar, MSW, LISW, was Acting Director for the New Mexico Alliance for Child Traumatic Stress in 2005-2006. She currently works with families and children as a therapist in Santa Fe.

The target audience for this webinar is professionals and others who work with children, especially those involved with community groups that are working collaboratively to improve programs and policies related to the mental health of children and youth. First responders and those who encounter children in situations in which it is appropriate to assess children for trauma will find the training helpful. To register, go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y7J9RQL   

 

EPICS & PRO Training

EPICS & PRO

Upcoming Trainings

See the attached flyer for a list of upcoming trainings sponsored by EPICS and PRO. For EPICS Tarinings, you can register online or call 505-767-6630 or for PRO traininigs call 505-247-0192.

Attachments:
Download this file (EPICS.PRO.summer2012workshops.docx)EPICS & PRO Upcoming Training[flyer]20 kB

Parents Reaching Out Training

Master Advocacy - Beyond the Basics

Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

This intensive training is designed for parents and professionals who want to advocate for children with disabilities in school districts in New Mexico. Bring your laptop or pencil and paper and be prepared to take notes. The training will cover:

  • IEPs
  • State and Federal Special Education Laws
  • Extended School Year
  • Parental Rights
  • Unilateral Placements
  • Initial Determination of Eligibility
  • Learn strategies for building positive relationships with schools

Lunch is provided. This is a free workshop. 

To register, please contact:

Parents Reaching Out

1920 B Columbia Dr. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

505-247-0192

In NM 800-524-5176

Individuals with disabilities who need any form of accommodations to attend or participate in these workshops should notify the office when registering for this event.

EPICS Training

FREE Summer Workshop Opportunities

EPICS Training Center, 1600 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

See attached document for a list of the two summer training workshops offered by EPICS - "Transition from Part C to Part B" and "Bureau of Indian Education Parent Rights & Procedural Safeguards".

Attachments:
Download this file (2012 EPICS summer workshops.pdf)2012 EPICS Summer Workshops[flyer]220 kB

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Community Action on Child Trauma Webinar

May 9, 2012, 10:00-11:30

New Mexico Project LAUNCH invites you to a webinar: Community Action on Child Trauma. Traumatic events can have severe and lasting impacts on children, altering their physical, emotional, and social development and even their ability to learn. We now know many ways communities can support children who continue to have trouble coping after traumatic events. In observance of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, New Mexico Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) will offer a state-wide webinar. Julianne Bodnar, LISW, will be presenting on the identification and screening of children for Child Traumatic Stress. She will present a screen that can be used by first responders, parents, community members, teachers, and other community service providers to decide whether a child or youth should be referred for assessment and possible treatment. She will also present a model for developing a collaborative community wide network to educate and treat child trauma. Julianne Bodnar, MSW, LISW, was Acting Director for the New Mexico Alliance for Child Traumatic Stress. She works with families and children as a therapist in Santa Fe.

 To register, go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y7J9RQL   

EPICS Spring Workshop Seires

EPICS Spring Workshop Series

The Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) will be hosting a series of workshops this spring at their training center 1600 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Please go to http://www.epicsproject.org/training to pre-register or visit the calendar page on the webiste.

Attachments:
Download this file (Spring Workshop series flyer.pdf)2012.EPICS.SpringWorkshopSeries[flyer]309 kB

EPICS Family Leadership Academy

9th Annual Family Leadership Academy

Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS)

March 22, 23, 24, 2012, Sheraton Hotel Uptown, Albuquerque, NM

The Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) staff, board of directors, and partners are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Family Leadership Academy (formerly known as Annual Parent Leadership Institute). The Academy will take place March 22, 23, 24, 2012 at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel located at 2600 Louisiana Blvd, Albuquerque, NM on the corner of Menaul and Louisiana.

The primary target audience for this academy will be parents who have children with disabilities, developmental delay, or special healthcare needs, ages birth to 26 years old, and the professionals who work with them.

Attachments:
Download this file (2012 FLA Announcement (2).pdf)2012 FLA Announcement[Announcement]3940 kB
Download this file (FLA WorkshopProposal.pdf)FLA Workshop Proposal[Proposal Form]286 kB
Download this file (Pre-Academy Flyer Pete Wright.pdf)Pre-Academy Flyer[Flyer]324 kB

EPICS Spring 2012

EPICS

Spring Workshop Series

See the attached flyer for workshops on Parent Advocacy, IDEA Overview, Parent Rights, Bullying, Individualized Education Program, Individualized Family Service Plan, and Early Hearing Screening and Identification.

All workshops will take place at:

EPICS Training Center, 1600 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque

Call 888-499-2070 or 505-767-6630 to register.

Attachments:
Download this file (EPICS.SpringWorkshop.seriesflyer.pdf)EPICS Spring Workshops[Flyer]306 kB

Children's Days at the Roundhouse 2012

Linking to Our Future!

Celebrating NM's Children & Youth at the ROUNDHOUSE

JANUARY 17, 2012

On behalf of the Steering Committee for CELEBRATING NEW MEXICO'S CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAYS, please join us at this year's Roundhouse celebration on January 17, 2012.

This event points out the continuum of services and education prenatal through career. CELEBRATING NEW MEXICO'S CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAYS will focus on the value and importance of getting all children and youth off to a great start and beyond. We will use this day, January 17, to connect with legislators and the governor and all the members of the Executive on the importance of supporting children, youth and families.

This year on this one day, we will celebrate each different age group: early childhood; elementary and middle school, and high school age young people. There will be advocacy training, refreshments, speakers, as well as a press conference. Participants can also listen to the Governor's State of the State address.

On-line advocacy training is available at www.nmasbhc.org. CHECK IT OUT!

Table space is available in the west and east hallways of the rotunda on January 17th. Every organization will get ONE-HALF Table AND every organization will be responsible for brining their own tablecloth! Please contact Baji Rankin if your organization would like to reserve a half-table for this day. We will have tables representing all age groups. See the attached document for the table reservation form. Table and Advocacy Sign-up Responses are due January 10, 2012.

 For more information contact Baji Rankin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 505-243-5437.

Attachments:
Download this file (Celebrating Children&Youth Days 2012.doc)Celebrating NM's Children & Youth Days[Information & Registration Form]845 kB

2012 FLAN Conference

2012 New Mexico Family Leadership Conference

April 12-13, 2012 at

Isleta Conference Center, 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM

The conference emphasizes helping families gain the skills they need to become full participants in their communities and to work toward systems change at all levels.

This year's Conference will offer workshops in English, Spanish, and Navajo. Areas of interest will be:

  • General Education
  • Special Education
  • Health
  • Early Childhood
  • Family Engagement
  • Fatherhood

The Family Leadership Action Network (FLAN) is a network of families working to promote the voices of families in order to influence the policies and the programs that affect them. FLAN builds on each family's strengths and knowledge and celebrates diversity. FLAN works for positive, family-friendly changes to systems that eliminate stereotyping and assumptions about the families they serve. FLAN promotes the importance of collaboration and relationship building to create positive outcomes for families, children, and communities.

For more information contact Parents Reaching Out: 505-247-0192 or Toll Free in NM 1-800-524-5176, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration form for families: http://www.parentsreachingout.org/flan/flanfamily/flanfamily.html

Registration form for professionals: http://www.parentsreachingout.org/flan/flanpro/flanpro.html

Attachments:
Download this file (flan2012brochure2_13.pdf)FLAN 2012[Brochure - English]1136 kB
Download this file (flan2012brochure_spanish2_13.pdf)FLAN 2012[Brochure - Spanish]1079 kB

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