March 25, 2021
March 2021 Monthly E-Newsletter
In this Issue:
The PCLG also offers a monthly “Let’s Talk About It” workshop where parents & caregivers are encouraged to ask lots of questions – no question is too basic! Their next workshop will be “Let’s Talk About Suicide Prevention” on Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00 PM. Hayley Hawkes from Canvas Health will join us to discuss resources and techniques that may help in protecting your loved ones from self harm.
NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, Inc. has been awarded a contract as part of the Minnesota Preschool Development Grant to support the planning of an early childhood resource hub. As part of this grant, NorthPoint has partnered with many agencies and programs to form the Hennepin County Early Childhood Collaborative (HCECC), which will focus on creating an early childhood resource hub for families that are pregnant or parenting infants and toddlers across Hennepin County. The CMHC is proud to partner with the new HCECC to promote infant and early childhood mental health.
Hennepin County Public Health and Human Services
Hennepin County Family Service Collaboratives
Helping Us Grow Home Visiting Program
Hennepin Healthcare – Redleaf for Family Healing
Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative
City of Bloomington Public Health Department
City of Minneapolis Health Department
Children’s Mental Health Data Corner
- There are 145 FTEs of mental health providers from 16 agencies providing mental health services in Hennepin County schools.
- These staff are working in 164 schools across 17 school districts. While it is difficult to calculate the exact number of schools in the county, we can estimate that approximately 60% of public schools have a community mental health provider working onsite.
- Collectively, these staff are serving about 5,800 students in Hennepin County.
Listening Session on COVID-19 Relief Funding
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Supplement
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is set to receive funding related to the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act, 2021 [P.L. 116-260]. The funding, allocated to department’s Behavioral Health Division, includes:
- $22,591,036 in Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) funding; and
- $12,518,067 in Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) funding.
You are invited to a listening session from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 to share feedback that will inform planning on how these funds will be spent. DHS will be submitting a plan to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) by April 5, 2021.
Participants are encouraged to register for the virtual event via WebEx:
Event registration link HERE!
- Event password: cnURj5tAh96
- Phone number: +1-415-655-0003
- Access code: 187 278 3195
We would like to learn more about the gaps you have experienced or observed in Minnesota’s behavioral health system, especially related to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may comment verbally or via WebEx’s chat function. This feedback will be recorded and used to inform the spending plan we submit to SAMHSA.
Growing Resilient Communities
The 4th Annual Gathering, Growing Resilient Communities – Collaboratives Addressing ACEs with Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Dias, sponsored by More Resilient Minnesota will be held virtually on June 2nd & 3rd. This free virtual event is being offered through a partnership between the Department of Human Services (DHS) and FamilyWise Services.
Registration information for this event will be shared in the next month.
View the flyer for more information HERE!
Strategies for Having Conversations with Kids About Race
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 5:30 PM Live on Zoom
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is hosting a “Strategies for Having Conversations with Kids About Race,” a moderated conversation with MPS Parent Panelists followed with a Q&A held on Zoom. Moderators for the conversation are Ms. Sarah Washington & Derek Francis; the MPS Parent Panelists are Rosey Cashman, Christy Caez Claudio, and Erin Clotfelter.
The Journey from Theory to Practice:
Embracing Ethnicity & Culture to Bridge our Clinical Work in Relationships with Individuals, Couples, Families or Groups
Friday, April 30, 2021 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Virtual | Online
Presenters: Brandon Jones, MA, Renita Wilson, LICSW, Steve Cambrice, LMFT, Dr. J. Phillip Rosier, Jr. LMFT, PsyD
Kente Circle Training Institute (KCTI) welcomes you to join their virtual workshop “The Journey from theory to practice:Embracing ethnicity and culture to bridge our clinical work in relationships with individuals, couples, families or groups” to discuss engaging with clients in a therapeutic settings. KCTI is welcoming members from all social services, behavior health, and mental health to attend.
- Embrace client’s ethnic and cultural identity as a pillar of the clinical work
- Explore specific techniques to engage clients
- Name ethical standards for working cross culturally
- Embracing ones own culture as an asset & not allowing it to be a barrier
- Combining Theory & Practice
- The importance of culturally responsive supervision & mentoring
*Disclaimer these resources are better serving for a more of a beginner audience.
- Recording of Derek Francis’s How to Talk About Race in Society with Students & Families (Part 1)
- CBS Local Michael Walker video – Mentally preparing for the Derek Chauvin trial
- Video: The Lie (use Chrome browser)
- Lesson plan (video): Race Inclusion and Social-Emotional Learning
- Blog: Addressing Race and Political Events in K-12 Schools
- Blog: This is Not a Fire Drill: Supporting Students After George Floyd’s Murder
- Micro-aggressions video: Standing up: What is Calling In vs. Calling Out
- Book: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
- Documentary: Race: The Power of an Illusion (parts 1-3)
- Documentary: Slavery by Another Name
- Video: Elmo and His Dad Talk About Racism on Sesame Street
- Book: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem