April 14, 2022
Collaborative Meeting Announcements
The Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative Governance Committee will meet April 20th from 3:30-5:00 pm and the Executive Committee will meet May 6th from 9:00-11:00 am. If you would like to attend or access meeting materials, please contact Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn.
April Governance Committee Highlights:
- Identify priorities and strategies to improve children’s mental health system based on parent experience
- District 287 Update and Vote on LCTS Funding for 2022-2023
- Parent Engagement Activities
- Vote on New Governance Committee Members
- Children’s Minnesota Inpatient Unit Community Meeting
May Executive Committee Highlights:
- Expanding parent engagement and activities to support children’s mental health
- Review and discuss priority strategies to improve children’s mental health system based on parent experience
- Business Update
The 2022 meeting schedule is available online here.
Children’s Mental Health Scholarships, Training, and Sponsorship Resources
The Collaborative is committed to providing financial assistance to support training within the children’s mental health field in Hennepin County. Funding is available for scholarships, training, and sponsorships. Resources are available to parents, caregivers, providers and community stakeholders working to support children’s mental health. You are not required to be an active partner, or parent, of the Collaborative. Funding is available on a first come, first served basis throughout the year.
Three types of scholarships, training or learning have been prioritized in 2022:
- Scholarships to attend publicly announced children’s mental health conferences or trainings.
- Training grants (up to $1,000 each) for up to 10 community agencies that provide children’s mental health related trainings or workshops.
- Sponsorships (up to $1,000 each) will be available for up to three agencies, individuals (adult or youth), or providers to create or host plays, speeches, or public events that have clear children’s mental health focus or education goals.
For more information, contact Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn.
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Building Self-Health Communities
Learn how childhood adversity impacts our lives, the lives of our children, and the health of our communities. This NEAR Science presentation will demonstrate the impacts of adverse childhood experiences and health and well-being and offer strategies to build resilience.
FREE Online Training for Behavioral Health Clinicians: Adolescent Sexual Health
The Adolescent Health Initiative of Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan developed an online training module for therapists that aren’t always comfortable talking about sexual health, including relationships, sexuality and gender identity.
Access Module Here.