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February 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER

PACER Center will host parent leadership training on children’s mental health

Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “Parent Leadership Training on Children’s Mental Health,” a free, workshop for parents of children with disabilities. It will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at PACER Center, 8161 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington.

This workshop is also available online via Livestream on a computer or tablet.

Parents of children and youth who have behavioral health challenges play an important role in their child’s services and supports. Many times, there are barriers to finding, accessing, and coordinating these services.

Parent leaders are individuals who recognize their child’s needs, and then work proactively with others at school, in their community, or among health care providers to promote positive outcomes. Parent leaders can also help other families who face similar circumstances through these individual efforts.

This workshop will offer information for Minnesota parent leaders on:

  • Communicating effectively about your child’s behavioral health needs
  • Promoting better service outcomes
  • How to connect with others as a way to move beyond your own story and influence change
  • Resources related to mental health systems of care

To register to attend this free workshop in person, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), email PACER@PACER.org, or visit PACER.org/workshops. To register for the workshop via Livestream, visit PACER.org/workshops (a Livestream link will be sent in the confirmation email).

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