May 27, 2021


Parent Catalyst Leadership Group

Please contact Margaret at


CMHC Welcomes Autumn Nelsen as Summer AmeriCorps Fellow


Funding Opportunities

Learn more about CSMHS CoIIN. To apply, please complete this online application by June 11, 2021. For more information please contact Lisa Hoogheem or (651) 582-8704.

CSMHS CoIIN Overview and Application


Reminder: CMHC Scholarships are available!

To learn more about CMHC’s Scholarship, Training, & Sponsorships and how to apply click HERE!


Data Corner

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. Now, there is a growing concern that the pandemic has led to increased mental health challenges and suicide risk among children.

This infographic highlights the challenges — including barriers in accessing culturally appropriate care and mental health resources — and the opportunities to improve the mental health system and support children’s mental health going forward. We know Children’s Mental Health stakeholders are working to support children, youth and families over the remaining school year and summer. We hope this data will help inform some of the latest trends.

Data source: The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation.


System of Care Planning Updates

A summary of CMHC’s Systems of Care (SoC) planning efforts to infuse SoC values into children’s mental health services, e.g. family and youth centered children’s mental health services, prevention focused services, and coordination across the CMH system, etc. can be found below.

Please consider joining one of our planning teams in 2021!  Contacts for subcommittee leads are listed below each update.

Lead: Cheryl Holm-Hansen

Leads: Liz Gronert and Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn

Lead: Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn

Lead: Cindy Slowiak

Leads: Cheryl Holm -Hansen & Margaret Sullivan

Leads: Jenna Mitchler & Krista Phillips


Resources & Opportunities for Summer

The Energy Assistance Programs flyers with the new income guidelines in EnglishSomaliHmong, and Spanish.

For more information please contact Feleshia Edwards.


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

If interested in the Allina Health Change to Chill Video Opportunity contact Maria Null


Webpages are available in EnglishHmongKarenSomali, and Spanish


Resources to Support Mental Health, Address Trauma, & Talking to Children About Race & Racism

As summer approaches here is a list of resources for families or communities affected by racial trauma and or families with mental health needs.

  • The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has compiled resources on this webpage that may be valuable for addressing some of the needs following the recent tragedies in Minnesota and ongoing trauma that our communities  are experiencing.
  • The MDH created this webpage with resources for communities affected by racial trauma, including resources to find support for young children.