May 9, 2013: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
CFS joins the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in helping to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health by sharing information about trauma and resilience in children. View our list of resources.
- National Children's Mental Health 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), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In 2013, Awareness Day will be held on Thursday, May 9. Click here to visit the SAMHSA Awareness Day Page.
- The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. Visit awarenessweek.ffcmh.org and www.ffcmh.org often for National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week activity updates.
- View the Florida Department of Children and Families' Family Guide Book A Family Guide to Children's Mental Health Services and Supports
- The Children's Board of Hillsborough County: view helpful resources for those that need assistance coping with the aftermath of recent tragedies.
- JWB Children's Services Council ensures positive development and well-being of all children and families in Pinellas County through prudent investment in community-based solutions that work.
CFS faculty and staff are working on numerous programs that reveal best practices and promising results for states, communities and families. To name a few:
- The Florida Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Training and Technical Assistance Center has received approximately 1.2 million in funding from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County to expand a national home visitation, evidence-based program that focuses on parent involvement and school readiness
- The Teaching Pyramid Model is being used as an effective teaching tool to promote social-emotional competence and address challenging behavior of at-risk toddlers.
- Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support (PWPBS) provides training and technical assistance to community early childhood programs to build their capacity to effectively promote young children’s social and emotional competence and address challenging behavior.
- Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project: Multi-Tiered System of Support Project provides training and technical assistance to Florida school districts to increase their capacity to provide positive behavior support to students; training and support has been provided to over 1,500 school personnel in over 1500 schools.