Project ABC—A Local Collaboration of Agencies — Celebrates National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2013

 

WHAT: “Me & My Shadow Family Fun Day” is a family/community-building event designed to give caregivers, care providers, professionals and other community members who parent or work with children 0-5 years, ways to strengthen the adult/child relationship.   The event supports efforts of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and increase awareness of the importance of building strong systems of care to meet young children’s mental health needs. 

WHEN/WHERE:  Sat., May 11, 2013, Noon – 4 PM Martin Luther King Park, 1950 Lemon St., Long Beach, CA 90806

WHO: “Me & My Shadow Family Fun Day” is co-hosted by Project ABC—About Building Connections for Young Children and their Families, a SAMHSA-funded partnership. This event was organized with the collaboration of the Los Angeles County Departments of Mental Health, and Children and Family Services; Children’s Institute, Inc., For The Child, Pacific Asian Counseling Services, Ties for Families, and the University of Southern California.  Event partners also include: First 5 LA and Best Start LA, Long Beach Early Literacy, Best Start, LB Councilmember Dee Andrews, Childnet, and many other organizations and individual community members committed to improving access to resources and the overall well-being and health of young children.

Visuals:  Families participating in fun, creative games and other play activities that strengthen attachment with children through art, music, reading, and many other innovative approaches.

Project ABC is designed to create a system of care for young children who are in need of mental health services in the Los Angeles area. The project is a collaboration of Children’s Institute, For the Child, the Los Angeles County Departments of Mental Health, and Children and Family Services, Pacific Asian Counseling Services, Ties for Families, and the University of Southern California. For more information, visit www.projectabc-la.org



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