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OJJDP Observes National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

April 13, 2012

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will observe National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9, 2012. This year's observance will promote recovery and resilience for children and youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. OJJDP, SAMHSA, and partnering agencies will support efforts to help the public recognize signs of child trauma, promote treatment for children's traumatic experiences, and promote trauma-informed social services and supports.

To host an Awareness Day 2012 activity, submit a pledge form to share your plans with SAMHSA and the Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign team.

View highlights of what communities are already planning for Awareness Day 2012.

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For further information about National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day and related resources and events, visit www.samhsa.gov/children.

 

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