NAMI is jointly hosting the sixth annual legislative briefing in honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day with the National Federation for Children's Mental Health, Mental Health America and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. The program will emphasize the critical importance of effective school and community based mental health services for children.
Held on May 9, 2012, the briefing will focus on Trauma and Early Intervention Services for Children and Adolescents and the value of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) grant programs.
We urge you to contact your House and Senate representatives to ask them and their staff to attend this important breakfast briefing in honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. All House and Senate offices can be reached through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121
The briefing will be held in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-318, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET.
Want to Get Involved?
Tip Sheet on Awareness Raising Activities
NAMI has developed materials for use in your community outreach efforts in honor of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. If you are interested in awareness raising activities, this tip sheet provides information on how to get involved with local officials and legislators, event suggestions and other promotional ideas.
Fact Sheet on Pending Legislation
This year we are focused on the critical need to protect children from the harmful use of restraing and seclusion in schools. We urge you to contact your House members and Senators to seek passage of the Keeping All Students Safe Act. Read NAMI's fact sheet, Pending Federal Legislation Affecting Children and Mental Health, for summaries and talking points for the Keeping All Students Safe Act.
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (NCMHAD) Tip Sheet
NCMHAD Fact Sheet on Pending Legislation
NAMI's Legislative Alert on the Keeping All Students Safe Act
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting an Awareness Day Event that focuses on Early Childhood and Trauma. Registration information and additional resources provided by SAMHSA dedicated to National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day can be accessed by visiting www.samhsa.gov/children.