Children's Mental Health Awareness Week - Planning Information

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week is May 1st through May 7th, 2017!

CBHC is proud to support New Hampshire communities as they work to raise awareness of the importance of children's mental health. We would like to assist organizations throughout NH to present events and trainings for this important effort. This page contains ideas for events that your organization may want to host in your community. If you would like more information, please fill out this form and we will get back to you with more information. 

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Community Events

Wellness Fair

Invite local organizations to showcase wellness initiatives and supports in your community! CBHC will promote your event. 

Screening of Paper Tigers

Kelsey from Paper TigersHost a screening of the documentary Paper Tigers for  parents, community members and professionals! Paper Tigers chronicles  a year in the life of Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. The kids who come to Lincoln have a history trauma and the school explores trauma-informed education. CBHC will provide access to the DVD and debriefing questions.

Screening of Resilience

Host a screening of the documentary Resilience for parents, community members and professionals! Resilience reveals toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. CBHC will provide access to the DVD and debriefing questions.

Screening of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out

Inside Out EmotionsHost a screening of the movie Inside Out for children, parents, and community members. After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. CBHC will support you in securing the DVD and provide debriefing questions.


Host Change Direction NHJohn Broderick Change Direction

The Change Direction Initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, non-profit leaders, and private sector leaders committed to changing the culture in NH about mental health. CBHC will connect you with speakers. 

Text, Talk, Act

Text, Talk, Act uses text messages to facilitate a face-to-face conversation on mental health. Participants gather in small groups with one cell phone per group. Call 89800 and text START and then receive a series of text messages that guide the group through a conversation on mental health: why it is important, how to care for it, and how to help a friend in need. Click here for more information.  

Training Opportunities

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training designed to teach caring adults how to help those age 12-18 who are experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. Designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

Everyone is an Asset Builder Training

This 4-hour training informs participants about the Search Institute’s Developmental Assets Framework. The framework identifies skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. Designed for anyone who interacts with children and youth to learn how to be effective asset builders.

Diversity & Cultural Competence

This foundational level facilitative training will help participants explore the concepts of diversity and culture, and recognize personal values, beliefs, and biases.  Intended for youth, families, and professionals. 

Gender & Orientation

This foundational level presentation will help participants identify the difference between sex, gender, and sexual orientation and understand the difference between binary and continuum. Intended for youth, families, and professionals. 

CLAS Standards

This training is will introduce participants to the 15 Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards intended to improve services for all populations. The intended audience for this training includes professionals and middle/senior management..

NAMI Trainings