National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week – May 1 – 7, 2011
This week is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the triumphs and challenges in children’s mental health and emphasizing the importance of family and youth involvement in the children’s mental health movement!
The theme for the 2011 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Poster Contest this year was The Diversity and Resilience of our Families.
The National Federation( http://www.ffcmh.org) invites all our chapters and statewide organizations to use the week of May 1-7, 2011 to promote positive mental health, well-being and social development for all children and youth. Join the National Federation in sending out the following messages:
- Mental health is essential to overall health and well being.
- Serious emotional and mental health disorders in children and youth are real and treatable.
- Children and youth with mental health challenges and their families deserve access to services and supports that are family driven, youth guided and culturally appropriate.
- Values of acceptance, dignity and social inclusion should be promoted throughout all communities for children, youth and families.
- Family and youth voice is a valued asset in determining appropriate services and interventions.
Here at RCASA we are committed to helping children who are survivors of sexual violence heal. We offer comprehensive services for children and utilize therapy techniques that are age appropriate to help process through their trauma. For more information please contact our counseling department at 540-371-5502, or visit our website at www.rcasa.org.