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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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2015 Awareness Week Dine-In for Charity at La Tasca

Come out and hang with our crew to raise awareness during Children's Mental Health Awareness week! Dine-in and enjoy the fabulous food and drinks that La Tasca has to offer. A portion of your check will be donated to support the efforts of the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health! Wear your green ribbon! Don't have one? Be sure to pick one up at our information table in the restaurant along with tons of resources! Plus, you don't want to miss our raffle! Tickets will be sold at our info table. Winner gets 2 airline tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies!

National Federation Leadership Change

This is to inform you that Sandra Spencer is no longer affiliated with the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Lynda Gargan as our Interim Executive Director. Lynda may be contacted at 240-403-1901 or Thank you for your continued support of the National Federation.