April 14, 2021

Committee Meeting Reminder

CMHC’s next Governance Committee meeting is on April 21st, 3:30-5:00 PM via Zoom. 

If you would like to be added to the Zoom invite please contact Laura or Emily.


Coordination Team Change – Etonde’s Departure

Etonde announced she is leaving LaCroix-Dalluhn Consulting, and consequently her role as lead Co-Coordinator for the CMHC, to begin a new adventure.

Her last day with the CMHC is Thursday, April 22nd. Don’t forget to join us April 21st Governance Committee Meeting to wish her well! If you would like to keep in touch with her, please contact her here before the 23rd.

LaCroix-Dalluhn Consulting will continue providing Coordination for the CMHC. Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn will assume the lead Coordinator role. She can be reached at [email protected].

Examining Culture to Cultivate Cultural Humility & Competence
Tonight, April 14, 2021, 6:30-8:00 PM
Virtual, Zoom link HERE!

To eliminate disparities in delivering services and to have improved outcomes in the BIPOC communities, it is imperative to examine the cultural context within which these services are provided, the culture of the people receiving services, and the level of cultural awareness of the professionals delivering services. Participants will learn the definition of cultural competence and cultural humility with applicable examples of these concepts, examine why culture matters, and explore why cultural competence and cultural humility are salient to providing culturally appropriate and culturally relevant services that are inclusive and equitable within the BIPOC community. Emphasis will be placed on the need to move from cultural competence to cultural humility now and beyond COVID-19.

The Event is tonight, Zoom link HERE!
More information HERE!


8th Annual Community Forum on Race

April 22, 6:30-8:15 PM
Virtual Event 


Visioning Sessions

Visioning for the Future

Participate in one of the two visioning sessions in May related to Children’s Mental Health in Hennepin County! Receive a $25 gift card for your feedback, which will help shape the future of children’s mental health.

Parent & Caregiver Visioning Session
Saturday May, 1, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Inviting parents and caregivers to participate in a group conversation with other parents and care givers about children’s mental health & the future.

Click on flyer below for more information & the link to register.

Youth Visioning Session

Wednesday May 5th, 4:30-5:30 PM

Inviting youth & young adults (ages 16-21) to participate in a group conversation with other young people about children’s mental health & the future.

Click on the flyer below for more information & the link to register.

Space is limited for the sessions; coming soon are surveys where both audiences can share feedback that will contribute to the future of children’s mental health. A gift card will also be offered to those who participate.


Youth, Vaping & Mental Health
Wednesday, April 28th, 12 to 1:30 PM
Free, Virtual workshop (This will be recorded.)

COVID-19 impacted the lifestyle of teens in many ways, but it did not decrease youth vaping. As Hennepin County schools return to in-person learning, now is the time to reinforce efforts to stop youth vaping in school communities. According to the 2020 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey, one in five high school students are using e-cigarettes. 70% of adolescent users reported one or more signs of nicotine dependence. This workshop will explore youth vaping trends & mental health conditions. Cory Cole, MPH, from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will highlight e-cig trends, share finding from e-cigarettes or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) research, & discuss links of vaping & mental health conditions. A panel of Hennepin County school chemical health specialists will follow & share their experience working with youth, families & school.

Who should attend: Secondary school administrators, school resource officers, counselors, nurses, school-linked therapists, adolescent health professionals, activity/athletic leaders, & other interested community members.

Event flyer & more information HERE
Register HERE!