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OJJDP Observes National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May 5, 2014

SAMHSA logoOn May 8, 2014, OJJDP will join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in observance of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. The annual event provides an opportunity for communities, federal programs, and organizations to educate their constituents, through events and activities, about the impact of positive mental health on a child's healthy development from birth.

On May 6, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee will offer remarks at the Awareness Day launch event. Mr. Listenbee will highlight federal efforts to ensure positive outcomes for the nation’s youth. These include a joint effort by the Justice and Health and Human Services Departments to champion a developmental approach to juvenile justice, activities to stem the school-to-prison pipeline, and opportunities available under “Now Is the Time” and “My Brother's Keeper”—White House initiatives to prevent gun violence and create opportunities for boys and young men of color, respectively.

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