Cincinnati Youth Honors Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 5, 2010

CINCINNATI, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 30 youth-serving agencies will come together on Thursday, May 6(th) to honor the unsung heroes of children’s mental health in Hamilton County. Every day countless young people are challenged by mental, emotional and behavioral obstacles, and a select few adults helping to bring positive change to the community will be recognized in this 7(th) annual event.

Thursday is also Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (http://www.samhsa.gov/children/) and local youth will celebrate the adults who have made a difference in their lives. The awards ceremony will include:

  • 18 awards for youth-serving agencies and community partners (including psychologists, HCJFS staff, probation officers and many others)
  • Three awards for community collaboration (Child and Family Team Awards)
  • The Believe and Achieve Award — an award presented by a parent to their child

Entertainment will also be performed by youth throughout the ceremony. Media are invited to attend the event. Interviews with youth, family members and community partners are available.

    DATE:         Thursday, May 6, 2010
    TIME:         4 PM - 4:45 PM -- Food and networking
                  4:45 - 5:45 -- Awards Ceremony
    PLACE:        Lifespring Christian Church
                  1372 W. Galbraith Rd
                  Cincinnati, OH 45231
    CONTACT:      Nancy Moore, Hamilton Choices
                  nmoore@hamiltonchoices.org or 513.290.2356

Hamilton Choices has organized this award program since 2003. Hamilton Choices has served youth with complex needs since 2002 and partners with a variety of community agencies to keep youth at home, in school and out of trouble. Hamilton Choices is a contracted provider through the Multi-County Systems Agency.

SOURCE Hamilton Choices

Source: newswire

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