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The Journey to a System of Care for Children's Mental Health - Take Action
This national month of recognition is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the challenges and triumphs children and their families face when dealing with children's mental health concerns.
In support of Children's Mental Health Awareness week, Orange County System of Care, a federal grant-funded initiative that gives children and families single source access to the programs and services they need, together with VoicesUnited4Change (VU4C), hosted their 2nd Annual Children's Mental Health 5K Awareness Walk! This event provided all participants with a great opportunity to learn more about mental wellness and the mental health services and supports that are available in our community.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated! Watch for more details!
In addition to the Awareness Walk, the 9th Annual Children’s Mental Health Conference was held. This conference was for professionals and was sponsored by Orange County Department of Mental Health, Orange County System of Care, Rehabilitation Support Services, Orange Ulster BOCES, Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc., and Family Empowerment Council, Inc. This year’s program was, “Dimensions of Culture: Dispelling Myths and Creating Solutions,” presented by Donna L. Parrish, M.A., LPC of Cultural Connections LLC.
Visit the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration to find out more about this national recognition!
System of Care is an equal partnership that brings together Orange County children/young adults (ages 5 - 21), their families and the individuals who care about them, with the services and supports provided by our community partners.
These include mental health services, substance abuse services, social services, the education system, family support, recreational services, vocational services, health services, and the juvenile justice system.
The agencies and services in Orange County that are directly involved include: Orange County Department of Mental Health, Family Empowerment Council, Mental Health Association of Orange County Inc., Occupations, Inc., Orange County Department of Social Services, Orange County Family Court, Orange County Department of Probation, Rehabilitation Support Services,Inc., Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and the Orange County Youth Bureau.
For the upcoming Meeting Schedule please refer to our Calendar.
For more information on current support groups call 845-360-6710.
For information on our workgroups, please see our Meeting Notes.
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