Thursday, May 4 2017
Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Houston is excited to announce the first Veterans Court Advocacy and Mentoring Program (VCAMP) for 2017. We welcome veterans from across the state to join us May 3rd through 5th at the Harris Center for a three-day conference. We will focus on training veterans to be volunteer Veteran Court Mentors, provide behavioral health education, and innovative tools and technical assistance to develop local Mentoring Programs and increase the capacity of existing veterans treatment court serving justice-involved veterans. Training topics include suicide prevention and intervention, strategic planning, family resiliency, substance abuse, domestic violence awareness, resource coordination, and mindfulness.
A critical element in a veteran’s life-long recovery process is the positive influence of friendship and support from a fellow veteran who has experienced full rehabilitation. The bond of shared experiences creates a connecting factor between the mentor and mentee. There is no substitute for the knowledge that someone with whom they identify has navigated the uncertain path of recovery.
Prior to attending VCAMP, individuals must be endorsed by a Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Volunteer Coordinator and completed MVPN Basic Training. If you have not completed the training, please do so before May by connecting with your local Peer Services Coordinator. If you do not know your Peer Services Coordinator, you can find them at www.milvetpeer.net. For VCAMP, Volunteer Coordinators act as the liaison between individuals and the training organization, in conjunction with MHA, to organize training logistics. MVPN Volunteer Coordinators are responsible for arranging travel, lodging, and meals for the duration of the training. Following completion of the training process, MHA of Greater Houston will send a completion roster to TexVet, which serves as an official notification of mentorship.
For more information, contact T’Liza Kiel, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health,firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-523-8963 x235 or Rebecca Fowler, Coordinator, Advocacy & Veterans Behavioral Health, email@example.com, 713- 523-8963 x 425.
In just eight enjoyable sessions, the Workplace Wellness program aims to help individuals make a difference to their lives.
With the help of engaging evidence-based resources and expert guidance at each session, participants learn how to understand their feelings when they feel low, worried/stressed or hopeless, and will discover skills that will help them tackle problems at work as well as their wider life.
Eight friendly sessions
Sessions 1: Understanding physical and emotional functioning
Session 2: Noticing and changing unhelpful behaviors
Session 3: Managing your mind and perspective (s)
Session 4: Overcoming stress at work and home
Session 5: Building personal development practices
Session 6: Problem-solving time and output demands
Session 7: Enhancing interactions and interpersonal relationships
Session 8: Sustaining engagement and support
Each session will be held every Thursday starting on April 6, 2017, at 9:30am-10:30 am
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
2211 Norfolk, Suite 810
Houston, Texas 77098
Free weekly sessions - Light refreshments
For questions contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education & Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for our May meeting of the Center for School Behavioral Health Collaborative. Specific program details TBD
The Center works collaboratively with school districts, public and nonprofit child-serving organizations, institutions of higher learning, community stakeholders including advocacy groups, students and parents to develop and implement projects and policies that promote the well-being of school-age children, prevent the downward trajectory of untreated behavioral health concerns, and appropriately address the needs of children with behavioral disorders, as well as the needs of children that have experienced trauma. The Center promotes participatory research to incubate innovative models addressing the behavioral health needs of school-age children in an integrated manner, and advocates for the implementation of sensible public and school policies to close gaps in services and eliminate constraints that exacerbate the behavioral health needs of students.
For more information, contact The Center for School Behavioral Health at MHA of Greater Houston, contact Janet Pozmantier, Director at email@example.com.
This week is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the triumphs and challenges in children’s mental health and emphasizing the importance of family and youth involvement in the children’s mental health movement! Organized by National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.
The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston and Nick Finnegan Counseling Center invite you to celebrate Children's Mental Health Day at our 2017 #HTXMentalHealth Children's Art Contest Awards Program, Reception and Gallery Exhibit.
May 4, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004
A FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT
RSVP By May 2nd: https://tinyurl.com/ChildrensMHDayAwards
We will honor children ages 5-14 from throughout the Greater Houston region who tapped into their creativity to share their expression and understanding of mental health through art using the theme, "HOW I FEEL ABOUT MYSELF!".
This year's event highlights a gallery of select work by nearly 100 youth from public and private schools, Girl Scouts, art schools, home school programs and child-serving organizations.
We will recognize six youth artists whose art best reflects the theme with an award plus prizes from partnering art and family entertainment venues.
Additionally, one artist will receive a scholarship to attend the Glassell Junior School | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the event.
LEVEL 1: 5-7 YEAR OLDS
Nikko Arceneaux,“The Path to My Happy Place,” W.I.D.E. School, Fort Bend
David Li, “My Wonderful World,” Condit Elementary, Houston ISD
LEVEL 2: 8-10 YEAR OLDS
Karis Lee, “Running Away,” Cornerstone Elementary, Fort Bend ISD
Amanda Li, “Painted Feelings,” Hanjie Arts Center, Fort Bend County
LEVEL 3: 11-14 YEAR OLDS
Aishwarya Sastry, “I Am Learning,” Girl Scout Troop 19352, Fort Bend County
Stephanie Batun, “Time, Growth and Healing,” Lawson Middle School, Houston ISD
In addition to our artists, we are also recognizing individuals and/or organizations that are making a difference in the area of children's mental health.