Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week

Category: Trainings, Webinars

Posted on May 4th, 2023


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Recovery would like to invite you to participate in a webinar series for Children’s Mental Health week. The Office of Recovery will be convening a week-long webinar series beginning May 8 through May 12, including guest speakers Barbara Huff, Barb Scheidegger, FREDLA, Youth ERA, NAMI, Federation of Families, and Youth MOVE.

Below are the dates and times for each webinar along with the registration link.

History of Children’s Mental Health Week

Monday, May 8, 2023, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Learn about how Children’s Mental Health Week was born!
Presenters: Barbara Huff, Founding Director of the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health and Barb Scheidegger, Executive Director Missouri Families 4 Families

Register for May 8 Webinar

Self-Care Practice for Youth and Advocates for Youth with Messages of Hope in Recovery from Youth with Lived Experiences

Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Hear about the importance of strategies and self-reflection tools that can be used for managing self-care. Youth and young adults with broad lived experiences will share inspiring, impactful, and empowering messages of how incorporating self-care practices into their daily lives have supported and enhanced their personal recovery journey.
Presenters: Youth MOVE National

Register for May 9 Webinar

Moving from Awareness to Acceptance: An Intimate Conversation with Karl and Kathy Dennis

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Presenter: Lynda Gargan, Ph.D. – Executive Director, National Federation of Families; Karl and Kathy Dennis, Pioneers and Advocates for Acceptance through Unconditional Care. Join us as Karl and Kathy Dennis discuss their journey to create acceptance for all children and families through unconditional care and the positive social justice implications of this approach.

Register for May 10 Webinar

What Oxford University Research says about Youth Peer Support

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Hear from youth about the importance of peers helping peers and what does the research show to support that message.
Presenter: Martin Rafferty – Youth ERA

Register for May 11 Webinar

Many Pathways to Children’s Mental Health

Friday, May 12, 2023, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Pat Hunt – FREDLA – What does the research say about Family to Family Peer Support?
Susan Stearns – NAMI- What does Parent Peer support look like in implementation?
Hugh Davis – Wisconsin Family Ties – A call to action from lived experience!

Register for May 12 Webinar

If you have any further questions, would like more information about the webinar series, or need special accommodations please feel free to contact Elizabeth Sweet by Friday, May 5, 2023 at