February 9, 2022
In this Issue:
- Supporting Children’s Mental Health & Healing
- Highlighting Children’s Mental Health Programming
- Parent Leaders News
- Parent Feedback on Children’s Mental Health Services
- Expanding Culturally Specific Family Stabilization Services
- February Collaborative Meetings
- Take Action & Make Your Voice Heard: Mental Health Day on the Hill
Parent Leaders News
The Parent Catalyst Leadership Group (PCLG Parents) is a program of the Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative. PCLG Parents work to improve the children’s mental health system AND provide support and guidance to parents and caregivers.
PCLG Parent Support Group ONLINE
Join us! It’s a safe place where you can meet other parents and share resources, ask questions and navigate the ups and downs of parenting a child, youth, or young adult with mental health challenges.
Parent Experience with Children’s Mental Health Services
The Collaborative is excited to announce that we have completed all of the parent interviews for our journey mapping project. We received very useful feedback from parents around the county regarding their experiences entering the children’s mental health system. We are wrapping up our review of the interview results and working on preparing a report of the findings. The report will highlight the positive aspects of parents’ experiences, challenges that they experienced, and recommendations for better supporting them as enter services. More information will be released soon!
Collaborative Meeting Announcements
The Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative Governance Committee will meet February 16th from 3:30-5:00 pm and the Executive Committee will meet March 4th from 9:00-11:00 am. If you would like to attend or access meeting materials, please contact Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn.
The 2022 meeting schedule is available online here.
Expanding Culturally Specific Family Stabilization Services
Hennepin County is seeking applications from community-based providers providing culturally specific services to youth and families from African American, Native American, Somali/East African, and Latinx communities in Hennepin County.
Hennepin County has allocated $1.5 million in federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to contract for Family Response and Stabilization Services (FRSS). The county plans to award up to 4 contracts through this Request for Applications (RFA) for these services and contracts will be for two years.
Access the Request for Applications here.
Take Action & Make Your Voice Heard: Mental Health Day on the Hill
Minnesota’s Mental Health Legislative Network is organizing a Mental Health Day on the Hill on February 24th. This day is designed to help you take action, connect with your elected officials and make your voice heard. As parents and providers, you know the challenges of accessing children’s mental health services.
Sign up here.