Children’s Mental Health System of Care hosts monthly ‘Family Nights’ at IRSC

The Okeechobee Children’s Mental Health System of Care will present monthly Family Nights at IRSC Aug. 28-April 23, 2018.

Bring the kids and join in the fun at the Williamson Education Center at Indian River State College for evenings that include dinner, fun and great information from experts on children’s mental health, education, safety and more.

The events will be held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Topics will include:

• Aug. 28: Difficult discussions — Conversations you NEED to have with your children;

• Sept. 25: Anxiety, depressions and suicide awareness;

• Oct. 23.: IEPs and 504 Plans — knowing your child’s educational rights;

• Nov. 27: Introduction to the Children’s Mental Health System of Care and Wraparound Case Management;

• Jan. 22: Social media — avoiding the danger online;

• Feb. 26: Health literacy — what you need to know;

• March 26: Children’s Behavioral Health Fair — Learn about services available to children in our community;

• April 23: How to advocate for your child and yourself.

For more information, contact Jane Kaufman at 863-462-5125, ext. 135, or email jane.kaufman@okee.k12.fl.us.

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