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Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (CMHAW) is May 2nd-8th!

There are many ways to celebrate this year, and this newsletter will highlight some of our favorites! Remember to wear green to help raise public awareness and show your support for children and families.

CMHC Presents: Lunch & Learn

The Campaign is celebrating CMHAW the best way we know how: with a Lunch & Learn!

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (CMHAW), May 2nd-8th, 2021, is an opportunity for communities to come together to talk about about the importance of children's mental health and what we can do to address inequity, discrimination, and lack of awareness. This CMHAW, we're spotlighting infant and early childhood mental health, defined as the social and emotional well-being of children ages birth to six, developed in the context of their earliest nurturing caregiving relationships.

Facilitated by Aditi Subramaniam, LMHC, R-DMT, IECMH-E®, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Partnership Manager at MSPCC, we will watch a segment of ‘The Raising of America’ and together reflect and raise awareness on the importance of IECMH!

This interactive Zoom event will last one hour with 30 minutes of Q&A and small group discussion. Bring your lunch and a commitment to sharing and learning together!

We have extremely limited capacity, and registration does not guarantee you a spot, so sign up now and join early!

show your support with your family and community!

There are plenty of creative ways to show your support for CMHAW!

To learn more about proclamations, the online collage, and Lighting up Green, visit the Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) website. This page also includes posters and calendars to help you celebrate:

To add a CMHAW frame:

  • Go to your Facebook page.
  • Hover over your profile picture.
  • Click the edit icon.
  • Select add frame.
  • Search for Children's Mental Health Awareness.
  • Select the frame design and click save.
CMHC Budget Priorities

The state budget is on the move!

The House of Representatives has finalized their budget, and with almost 200 of our supporters taking action, we successfully advocated for $100,000 for School-based behavioral health technical assistance centers!

As the budget heads to the Senate, we're going to need your help again! Learn about how all of our priorities did, and make sure you're signed up for our action alerts.

children's Mental health awareness week Events & Updates.

Our IECMH Newsletter is also out!

Check it out for resources, trainings, and fun ideas for how to bring awareness to infant and early childhood mental health this Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.

"You've Got a Friend in Me" Mental Health Youth Expression Contest

MAMH and The Massachusetts Health Council are giving young people the opportunity to express themselves creatively while raising awareness about the importance of mental health. Our theme is You've Got a Friend in Me focused on the topic of supporting someone who is struggling with their mental health. There are three categories for submission, with a chance to win up to $200 in each — so get creative!

The contest is open to all middle school and high school students grades 6-12. The submission deadline is May 14, 2021.

Brookview House, Inc: Enhancing & Promoting Resiliency in Black & Brown Youth During a Pandemic

May 19, 2021 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm via Zoom

DMH/Zoo New England Wellness Safari

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily the week of May 2, 2021 through May 8, 2021

Your Headlines.
Every year, about 50,000 preschoolers are suspended and 17,000 are expelled, at a rate more than three times higher than for students in K-12. Those decisions can mark the start of the preschool-to-prison pipeline. Children who are suspended or expelled during preschool or elementary school are 10 times likelier to face jail time than their classmates.
Educators can start by building in time every day, for every student, in every classroom to share their feelings and learn the basics of naming and managing their emotions.
More than ever before, each child needs to be seen, understood, and responded to individually by our education system. We do it in health care. Why not in education?
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