Nov. 2: Forum to Focus on Early Childhood Mental Health

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First 5 Contra Costa and the Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services (CCBHS) to co-sponsor upcoming forum in preparation for the Contra Costa Mental Health Service Act (MHSA).

In partnership with the County’s Behavioral Health Division, First 5 Contra Costa is co-sponsoring an Early Childhood Mental Health Community Forum on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Families, providers, and all members of the community are invited to lend their voice to the conversation on how to support positive mental health in young children and to learn about the importance of acting early to improve future mental health outcomes. Input gathered will be used in preparation for the Contra Costa County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan for fiscal years 2020-2023.

“Not only will this be a great opportunity to hear about community needs for children with social and emotional challenges, but it marks an important step in our partnership with Behavioral Health in better understanding the prevention benefits of addressing children in the earliest years,” said Sean Casey, Executive Director at First 5 Contra Costa.

Information on local resources will be provided, as well as a complimentary continental breakfast, light lunch, and refreshments.

When and Where:
Saturday, November 2, 2019
10am – 1pm, Registration begins at 9:30am
Pittsburg Senior Center
300 Presidio Lane, Pittsburg, CA 94565

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-childhood-mental-health-community-forum-tickets-72748008251

First 5 Contra Costa helps young children start school healthy, nurtured and ready to learn by investing in programs and activities focused on children during their first five years—the most important time in children’s development. http://www.first5coco.org/

Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services (CCBHS), in partnership with consumers, families, staff, and community-based agencies, provides welcoming, integrated services for mental health, substance abuse, and other needs that promote wellness, recovery and resiliency while respecting the complexity and diversity of the people we serve. https://cchealth.org/bhs/


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