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What My Feelings Look Like: After Harvey and Today
We are excited to announce the 2018 Children’s Mental Health Art Showcase —a celebration and awareness campaign about children’s mental health. The Art Showcase is an opportunity for families, schools, groups, and businesses to launch a conversation about mental health while providing a means for children and youth to express their feelings through art. Lesson plans and promotional materials on our website make it easy for anyone to lead an art activity in their classroom, after school program, youth group, etc. Submitted art will be featured at the May Children's Mental Health Week event, and prizes will be given to selected artists from each age group. 

Visit our website to learn more about the Art Showcase, download lesson plans and promotional materials, and view art from previous years. 
LEARN MORE HERE
The Stop the Stigma Series features two events on critical issues facing youth today:
  • ONE Reason Why Not - a conversation on teen suicide prevention featuring The i'Mpossible Project on March 27th. 
  • Angst Film Screening & Panel Discussion on April 12th. 
These events are a great opportunity for students, families, educators and community members to learn more about two common challenges facing youth today and launch a conversation on prevention and intervention. 
LEARN MORE HERE
Post-Harvey Trauma & Mindfulness Program
April 4, 2018
Region 4 ESC


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register Here
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register Here
May 3, 2018
Region 4 ESC

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register Here
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register Here
  • Train-the-Trainer model on mindfulness and trauma-informed classroom strategies
  • Trauma-informed therapeutic student group sessions
  • Online mental health training
  • CEUs, CPEs and Stipends awarded
  • No cost to schools
Contact Lauren Pursley for more information. 
UPCOMING TRAININGS AND EVENTS
The Organizing Network for Education (ONE) Houston is a network of students, parents, educators and community members who organize through political and social action to bring about educational change. The Schools as Community Hubs Issue Action Team is seeking school counselors and social workers to share their stories and experiences to help ONE Houston advocate for better student supports in Houston-area schools.
Contact Catlin Goodrow for Information
The Ethics of Special Education Leadership

March 22nd, 2018
University of St. Thomas
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Read More
Restorative Discipline Summit

March 29th, 2018
Harris Co. Dept. of Education
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Search Workshop #11776
Read More
The Future of Healthy Children: Preventing & Responding to Trauma, Toxic Stress & Disasters

April 4th, 2018
DePelchin Children's Center
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Read More
Have an event or resource you think people should know about? Send it to Betsy Blanks
OPPORTUNITIES

U-Report is a social monitoring tool that allows youth and community members to speak out via Facebook, SMS and other channels on what is happening in their communities. This is an exciting opportunity to impact  children's mental health locally and statewide. Click the box to learn more.

The Hispanic Health Coalition is offering scholarships to assist students of Latino heritage obtain a college degree in the health professions field. Up to three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Use the link above to learn more. Applications are due by Friday, March 23, 2018. 

Texas PTA offers a variety of free courses for PTA groups across the state on bullying prevention, the 40 Developmental Assets, and much more. Click on the box to learn more about the programs offered and how you can bring the trainings to your PTA. 
The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston serves as a “living laboratory” for incubating innovative, cost-effective and replicable best practices to improve the behavioral health of students by facilitating collective action; providing highly specialized professional development opportunities, technical assistance and community education; and conducting research, advocacy, and policy analysis. Read More.      

The School Behavioral Health Collaborative engages school district personnel, behavioral health providers, advocates, education-related and child-serving agencies, parents, and other stakeholders in collaborative efforts to improve the prevention, identification and treatment of behavioral health issues among youth. Learn more here or email Janet Pozmantier.
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