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NAMI Pasco’s free 12-week family support class begins on Thursday, March 12 from 6:30 to 9PM. Get the information and understanding you need to effectively cope with your loved ones’ brain illnesses. Find all necessary details below or download a flyer here: F2F Flyer Mar2015
The big day is tomorrow, Friday, January 30. NAMI Pasco’s relocating its administrative office. Our new and humble digs are inside the offices of FI Grey & Son’s Commercial Real Estate building at 6330 U.S. Highway 19, Suite B, New Port Richey (between Main St. and Bridge Rd.).
We will no longer have any meetings, support groups, or classes held at our soon-to-be former home in Land O’Lakes at 6480 Land O’Lakes Blvd. (Jallo Plaza).
There was a misprint in this week’s January 28, 2015 issue of the The Laker community newspaper, Land O’Lakes/Lutz edition. (Find the reference on Page 10A in the “Health & Wellness” section under NAMI Offers Support.) NAMI Pasco will no longer be holding Connection meetings at 6480 Land O’Lakes Blvd. address.
Thank you for your patience as we transition to our new home!
20th Anniversary Conference
The “Investing in our Future Heroes” Conference celebrates 20 years of professional development for the Early Childhood Council as our first conference was held in 1995. But it also is about ‘investing’ time, energy and resources toward child and family development to ensure that children are nurtured, educated and supported by their families and communities for they will become tomorrow’s teachers, social workers, firefighters/EMTs, lawyers, electricians, architects and engineers. They do not become future ‘heroes’ by accident. This conference is also based on the premise that early childhood experiences from birth onward have unique powers in the development of a child.
The conference will features innovative practices from the fields of early learning & education, infant mental health, evidence-based practices, maternal & child health, and child welfare. All lines of development must combine to foster the optimal growth and development of young children. Similarly, this conference promotes capacity and opportunities for all practitioners dedicated to the well-being and positive development of all young children.
Conference attendees will include foster care workers, early educators, caregivers, physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, university students and faculty, therapists from many different disciplines, case managers, child advocates, and program administrators.
Dr. Zeanah is a Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Tulane University School of Medicine. He is also an Executive Director of the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.
**CEUs will be available for $25.00
Special Conference Hotel rates are available for $139 per night. Call (813) 877-9200 or click HERE for reservations.
For more information on Registration, please call Belkis Velasquez at (813) 837-7753 or e-mail at BVelasquez@ecctampabay.org .
For information on the submission for proposals, please call Shabel Hastings at (813) 837-7903, e-mail at SHastings@ecctampabay.org .
For information on becoming a vendor, please call Jenn Broughton at (813) 837-7706 or e-mail JBroughton@ecctampabay.org
Every Wonder Why?
Join NAMI Pasco and Sabel Taylor, BA, who will lead an important and evocative discussion on how tobacco companies continue to target the mental health population with their products. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, 44.3 percent of all cigarettes in America are consumed by individuals who live with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. According to NAMI National, “There is no one single, certain reason why so many people who live with mental illness smoke. It may be a combination of brain effects, psychological
effects, and the social world in which we live.” Be our guest for an important conversation about nicotine and people with brain disorders. Free refreshments.
RSVPs are not required but much appreciated. Find everything you need to know below. Hope to see you on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Rasmussen College’s Lutz Campus.
|Date||Monday, February 2, 2015|
|Time||5:30 to 7:00 PM|
18600 State Road 54
Florida Veterans Support Line
With over 300,000 returning veterans living in the 5-county area of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties, the Tampa Bay area has one of the largest veteran populations in the nation. We recognize the unique challenges faced by returning military personnel and their families have increased the demand for behavioral health and other intensive services in Florida and nationally.
Call the Florida Veterans Support Line toll-free at 1-844-MYFLVET (693-5838) today and receive:
* Comprehensive information & referral to VA-funded
services & hundreds of community-based services
* Assistance and support provided by a peer who has
experienced the transition from military back to civilian life
* Care Coordination services including system navigation,
advocacy and ongoing support
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