Children in Crisis: 
Promising Strategies, Promising Solutions

· Free Conference/CEU’s:

 All fees are being paid by OMH, LA Partnership for Youth Suicide Prevention, Mental Health of America, SAMHSA and CMHS.

· Supporters:

           LA Partnership for Youth Suicide Prevention,  Mental Health of America, Early Childhood Support Services, Federation of  Families, Baton Rouge Crisis  Intervention Center, LA Youth Enhancement Services,  LA Spirit, Attorney General, Children Adolescent Response Team, Office of Juvenile JusticeOffice of Public HealthOffice of Community Services, Office of Addictive Disorders and Department of Education

 Calendar of Events:

 Sunday, May 3, 2009

Federation of Families“Call for Prayer” at all Louisiana churches

ECSS-Acadiana: Information booth at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Breaux Bridge.

Office of Juvenile Justice: 
Children’s Mental Health packets will be distributed to families at: Swanson, Bridge City, and Jetson Center for Youth.

Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8, 2009 

Office of Juvenile Justice:
Distribute packets to families, contractors and schools that serve OJJ youth.
OJJ will set up and informational table in the lobby of OJJ Central Office.

Office of Mental Health:

Web-based Parent Management Training
LPYSP and ECSS will set up an informational table in the lobby of the LDH Bienville Building.
CAHSD will have an informational table in their building.

NOAH will have an informational table

Child Adolescent Response Team (CART) (Region 5): 

Informational table at Lake Charles Mental Health Clinic

NOAH-CIS CART: School visits

Louisiana Youth Enhancement Services (LA-YES):

Travel to local schools to distribute and read coloring activity books to students

Department of Social Services:
Informational table in the DSS Iberville Building.

Monday, May 4, 2009

“Project Packet Push Day”

Federation of Families, LPYSP and ECSS

Provide over 3,200 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Packets to Louisiana Stakeholders, policy makers, parents, teachers, service providers and all other champions for children’s mental health

LPYSP: Presentation on suicide prevention at DOE-Mental Health Planning Committee Meeting


Educational sessions with students at Frederick Douglass High School and McDonough 35 High School in New Orleans

Region 3-CART: Informational table in lobby in all regional clinics

Region 4-CART and ECSS (2:00pm-4:00pm): 

Informational table at Tyler Mental Health Clinic

Region 7-CART and Federation of Families: 

Informational table at Shreveport MHC



Delta: Host story hour at Mangham Elementary School kindergarten classes

Desoto: Informational booth at the Desoto Parish Health Unit

New Orleans: 
Distribute informational packets and green ribbons at Edna Pillsbury Clinic and Central City Mental Health Clinic

Presentation to the TCA Head Start Program

St. Tammany: 
Facilitate a parent/staff seminar highlighting Children’s Mental Health, risk factors to children, emotional coaching and positive discipline at the St. Tammany Parish Schools New Early Education Center.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Educational sessions with students at McDonough 32 Elementary and McDonough 42 Elementary Schools


Acadiana: Informational booth at the LTC-Early Development Center


Host story hour with Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Delhi Charter School and Epps Elementary School

Provide social emotional coloring books along with interactive play and teaching at the Desoto Parish Head Start Office and in-service training with local day care staff.

Ouachita: Contacting local Pre-K, Kindergarten and Head Start Centers, distributing informational packets and making informational site visits.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Educational sessions with students at Warren Easton Sr. High and James Singleton Charter School


Acadiana: Informational booth at the LTC-Evangeline Campus in St. Martinville


11:00am-1:00pm: Open House activities

2:00pm-4:00pm: Open House activities

Desoto: Distribute social emotional coloring books at the Desoto Parish Head Start Office.

Ouachita: Host Children’s Story Hour at Lakeshore Kindergarten


6:00pm: Family Story Time at Terrebonne Parish Main Library

St. Tammany: 
Facilitate parent support workshops to caregivers and parents of children enrolled in the St. Tammany Parish Head Start Centers.

LA-YES: Host a essay/poster contest at area middle schools.

DOE: Mental health training for Lafourche Parish Schools and communities.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Educational sessions with students at O. Perry Walker High and Martin Behrman ElementarSchool


“Yard Party” including informational booths and family story hour

St. Tammany: 
Seminar on “Emotion Coaching – Helping Your Child Express Their Emotions” at the Covington Parish Library


Question and Answer session for families, with panel to include mental health professionals

Friday, May 8, 2009

8:00am- 4:30pm

2nd Annual Children’s Mental Health and Awareness Summit 

Galvez Building, 602 N. Fifth Street,

Baton Rouge, LA


Educational sessions with students at Lafayette Academy and James Johnson Elementary School

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Federation of Families and LA-YES: Family Fun Day at the Louisiana Children’s Museum.