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Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

"Finding Help, Finding Hope"

As national events continue to illuminate the critical need for mental health care reform in this country, we must increase our efforts to educate the nation about the importance of prevention and early identification of mental health challenges. We must also highlight the fact that children are an integral part of a family unit and create an understanding amongst policy leaders and practitioners that healthy families are better equipped to support resilient children. Legislation, policies, and practices must fully endorse the undisputed importance of full family engagement and participation in the care and treatment of their children. Further, we must advocate for a holistic approach to children's mental health that includes the provision of supports that strengthen the family as they nurture resiliency.

Please join us as we create a national dialogue about the importance of finding help, finding hope.

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The Evolution: Family-Driven Care as a Practice

Family-driven, as a value, has long been a cornerstone of our work in Systems of Care. We dedicate significant time to recognizing families and making sure they are at the table and have a voice. We make sure that families receive compensation for their work. We say that families are primary decision makers in the lives of their children, but is this the essence of family-driven care? Does this expression of family-driven resonate across cultures? Does it have the impact we desire at all levels?

Mental Health First Aid Summit in Eugene

Come learn the latest and greatest trends in Mental Health First Aid, how the evidence-based practice has rolled out in Oregon, and exchange ideas for successful MHFA programs with instructors around the state.