OJJDP Observes National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
May 2, 2011
May 3, 2011, is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. By observing this day, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) partners with other agencies to help raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health needs. This year’s observance focuses on children dealing with trauma. OJJDP and partners hope to help the public recognize signs of child trauma, emphasize the need for treatment for children’s traumatic experiences, enhance children’s mental health and resilience skills, nurture children’s social and emotional skills, and promote trauma-informed social services and supports.
This year’s national event in Washington, DC, will feature a panel with children’s mental health experts, a tribute to youth who have experienced early childhood trauma, and a related art exhibit.
For further information about National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and related resources and events, visit www.samhsa.gov/children.
Watch a live Webcast of the event at www.newmediamill.com/webcasts/samhsa/registermay032011/.
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