The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are offering a virtual training for parents, caregivers, and families on the mental health needs of children. ACF and SAMHSA are both committed to improving behavioral health (mental health and substance use) for children, youth, and families. As part of the agencies’ ongoing behavioral health efforts, this March 22nd training aims to provide parents and caregivers with the information and resources to recognize, manage, and support their children’s mental health needs.
Event facilitators and speakers will include ACF Assistant Secretary January Contreras, SAMHSA Assistant Secretary Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Dr. Sunny Patel (Senior Medical Advisor, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services), Dr. Gary Blau (Senior Advisor, SAMHSA), Lauren Behsudi (Senior Advisor, ACF), David Armstrong (parent and caregiver advocate), Arc Telos Saint Amour (Executive Director, Youth MOVE National) and Kelvin Young (Certified Sound Healer and co-founder of Toivo).
Parents and caregivers play a vital role in the lives of children, families, and communities. This training will provide parents and caregivers with tools and skills to support their children.
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