Council advocates for children’s mental health

During the April 25 meeting Delaware County Council joined the County’s Department of Human Services and the Office of Behavioral Health in recognizing May 10 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. This year’s theme is “Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma,” which focuses on the importance of an integrated approach to caring for the mental health needs of children, youth, and young adults who have experienced trauma, as well as their families. This year there will be a series of trainings offered, including monthly Youth Mental Health First Aid Training which enhances the skills of teachers, providers, coaches and parents in identifying children at risk and linking them to resources.

Details can be found here:

Bottom row from left: Tracey Wise, Christina Gordon, Shannon Fitzpatrick Thomas, Councilman Brian Zidek, Theresa Agostinelli, Tracey McAlee, and Jeanne Ewing.

Second row from left: Human Services Director Joseph Dougherty, Vice Chair Colleen Morrone, Councilman Michael Culp, Chairman John McBlain, and Councilman Kevin Madden.