We are pleased to present you with Evaluation Update 23 -- Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, May 3, 2011. If you received an earlier version of this publication, please be aware that the one attached to this email is the most recent edition.
An introduction to Awareness Day in general, and to this year’s focus, calls to action, and national events;
· An overview of the impact of early childhood trauma on young children’s mental health and what can be done to address it; and
· Ways that two communities successfully used evaluation data to raise awareness and increase understanding of children’s mental health in their Awareness Day activities.
As always, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us with your comments or suggestions for future issues. We encourage you to send us any tips or lessons you have learned and would like to share with others. You can send your feedback and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Evaluation Update” in the in the subject line of your message.
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The National Evaluation Team
The New Mexico Association for Infant Mental Health (NMAIMH) is a 501(c)(3), private, non-profit, professional membership organization that promotes and supports healthy development and nurturing relationships for all infants and young children in New Mexico. NMAIMH was incorporated in 2004 to provide a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration by advocating for the application of infant mental health principles in services for infants, young children and caregivers. NMAIMH works to implement a Strategic Plan for Infant Mental Health in New Mexico (2003).