Awareness Day is May 9th, 2013

November 20, 2012

SAMHSA’s Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign has produced a host of resources for you to use. Check it out!

  • Tip Sheets for Professionals Working with Systems of Care
    Did you know that half of the children with serious mental health needs in the U.S. are not getting the help they need to succeed? As a consequence these children are falling behind in school, have more interactions with law enforcement, and experience serious health risks.

    In response to the growing need for mental health services for the country’s youth, SAMHSA’s Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign developed a series of tip sheets that include valuable information for professionals working in child welfare, education, juvenile justice, and health care. These tip sheets include system-specific data and information about how partnering with Systems of Care can help these youth realize better futures. Read the tip sheets here.  

  • 2013 ECCO Call for Entries and Entry Form
    SAMHSA’s Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign wants to showcase and celebrate your system of care’s achievements in communications and social marketing, but you need to show us how you did it! Enter the Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach (ECCO) Recognition Program to share your successes. Download the 2013 Call for Entries and Entry Form to enter.

    Click here to browse entries from the 2012 ECCO winners to learn from the talents, strengths, and accomplishments of your peer Systems of Care.

  • Annual Report to Congress 2010
    Let the numbers speak for themselves! Results from the national evaluation of the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) for 2010, showed that substantial gains were made by children, youth, and families who participated in CMHI programs. Data demonstrated that Systems of Care is reaching many children and youth that are typically underserved by the mental health system, enhancing family outcomes, and saving money by reducing residential treatment and juvenile justice services. To view the Annual Report to Congress, click here.
  • What is the Value of Social Marketing in Systems of Care?
    Now that you have a lot of great data about how Systems of Care is enhancing children, youth, and family outcomes, what is the best way to communicate these findings? Click here to learn the business case for social marketing and even develop an effective elevator speech to deliver your system of care’s messages!
  • More Materials
    Looking for materials to include in your community’s activities? Click here to view the Awareness Day Short Reports and My Feelings activity book, available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
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