The NIHCM Foundation released the following data and joining experts calling for renewed attention to how this past year impacted children’s short-and-long-term mental health and well-being. The trends in children’s mental health were sobering leading up to the pandemic, with 1 in 5 children experiencing a mental illness and rates of major depression rising dramatically

Hennepin County Public Health & Allina Health is asking for our help in forwarding the flyer below along to key adults who work with teens & mental well-being. With the vision that trusted messengers can share this unique opportunity with the youth they work with & encourages them to explore the opportunity.

Hennepin County is hosting a Youth Visioning Session on children’s mental health. We need your help recruiting youth for this important visioning session! All youth who participate will receive a $25 gift card for their feedback, which will help shape the future of children’s mental health.

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.

The Parent Catalyst Leadership Group (PCLG) offers a monthly online Support Group on the 2nd Thursday of every month for parents & caregivers. Those interested in attending can contact Margaret for the Zoom link. Our next meeting will be Thursday April 8th at 7:00 PM.

In response to community identified needs for support leading up to and during these trials, the Legal Rights Center is implementing a Community Action Plan to provide legal and restorative practice resources to local communities. See here for the community resources & supports The Legal Rights Center has put together.

The Children’s Mental Health Collaborative (CMHC), is collecting and sharing resources, training ideas, & supports for children and youth in anticipation of potential re-traumatization and increased mental health needs during Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd.

Our friends at the PCLG, know that parents and families are juggling a lot these days, and they want to help. They have created a new monthly workshop series called “Let’s Talk About It” where parents and caregivers can check in for a short topic on navigating children’s mental health.

The Children’s Mental Health Collaborative (CMHC) is excited to announce our 2021 monthly e-newsletter schedule. We will be sending out our monthly e-newsletter on the last week of each month. If you have information, news, or updates you would like to included in CMHC’s monthly e-newsletter…

On behalf of Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative’s staff and leadership, we would like to wish you a warm and happy welcome to the new year! 2020 presented us with challenges that we all know families and communities will feel the impacts of well into 2021.