“Let’s Talk About It” – PCLG WORKSHOP SERIES

What if I need to call 9-1-1 for my child during a mental health emergency? Who responds now and what changes are coming?

“Let’s Talk About Emergency Mental Health Response”

Join other parents and caregivers for

A Conversation with Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Lunde

March 23, 2022

7:00-8:00 pm

(Virtual)

In the past, when a family member called 9-1-1 during a child’s mental health crisis, law enforcement would respond first.  The experience was uneven and sometimes even traumatic for families.  Commissioner Lunde will be discussing how the emergency response to 9-1-1 mental health crisis calls is currently changing in Hennepin County.

REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE

Questions? Need an interpreter for this event?

Contact PCLG at hcpclg@yahoo.com

*There will be a drawing for $50 Visa Gift Cards for Parent/Caregiver participants in attendance*

Parents Helping Parents

PCLG LIVE SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS

Our monthly support group offers a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to meet, connect and learn from each other. Our conversations are wide-ranging and include everything from emergency room visits, to finding the right schools, programs, staff, and/or activities for our kids and young adults. We sympathize when they are experiencing challenges and celebrate when there are successes, big or small!

2nd Thursday of each month 7:00-8:00pm (CURRENTLY ONLINE)

hcpclg@yahoo.com(Request ZOOM Meeting Link Here)

PCLG FACEBOOK GROUP – ONLINE SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

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Ever wished you could get support from other parents without having to find a sitter or go out in the cold on an inconvenient weeknight?

PCLG has a private online support group via Facebook.  The Hennepin County PCLG Support Group is open to parents and caregivers of children and young adults with mental health challenges.  It’s a great place to ask questions, exchange tips and make connections with other parents!

Let’s Talk About Supporting Children and Youth with Mental Health Needs at School

“Let’s Talk About It” WORKSHOP SERIES

Join other parents and caregivers in a casual environment where parents can learn and feel free to ask questions – no question is too basic!

October 19, 2021

7:00-8:30 pm

Renelle Nelson, PACER Center

Senior Advocate and Children’s Mental Health Project Director

Students with mental health needs often find school challenging.  Discovering the right kinds of support may not be easy.  This presentation will offer information and strategies for parents that may help their child have a more successful school experience.  There will be time for asking questions and sharing ideas with each other!

REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE

Questions? Need an interpreter for this event?

Contact PCLG at hcpclg@yahoo.com

Let’s Talk About It…IN PERSON!

Parent & Caregiver Gathering

We want to meet you in person!  Join PCLG parents and other caregivers for this casual gathering, where we will discuss the ups and downs of raising kids with mental health concerns. 

We’ll meet at the Wolfe Center Park Building, 3700 Monterey Drive in St. Louis Park

Note: Please park near the Rec center and walk south over Bridge Pond to Wolfe Park. 

As always, bring your questions!

Questions?  Need an interpreter?

Contact us at hcpclg@yahoo.com

Let’s Talk About Navigating Tough Decisions”

 “Let’s Talk About It” WORKSHOP SERIES

Join other parents and caregivers in a casual environment where parents can learn and feel free to ask questions – no question is too basic!

“Let’s Talk About Navigating Tough Decisions”

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

7:00-8:00 pm

FREE!

The decisions we make about our kids’ lives can be especially complicated when mental health challenges are added to the picture.   Our parent panel will share brief stories about crucial decisions they’ve made along the way – such as: treatment options, finding a school environment that best suits your child’s needs, and navigating transitions

Join us for this really informative and important discussion! There will be time for asking questions and sharing ideas with others!

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Need an interpreter for this event?

Contact us at: hcpclg@yahoo.com

Let’s Talk About Sensory Friendly Activities

DIDN’T GET TO ATTEND? CHECK OUT THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION HERE!

 

“Let’s Talk About It” WORKSHOP SERIES

Join other parents and caregivers in a casual environment where parents can learn and feel free to ask questions – no question is too basic!

 “Let’s Talk About Sensory Friendly Activities”

June 15, 2021

7:00-8:00 pm

Jessica Allen, Three Rivers Parks District

One thing this past year has taught us is the benefits of getting our families outside and enjoying nature, and just the importance of having fun! Jessica Allen will share with us lots of information about their great programming for kids, teens, and families that Three Rivers Parks District offers along with sensory friendly and other features that make them accessible to all.   

There will be plenty of time for questions and to share ideas with others!

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Need an interpreter for this event?

Contact us at: hcpclg@yahoo.com

Let’s Talk About Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Hayley Hawkes, Canvas Health, QPR Trainer

May 18, 2021 7:00-8:00 pm

Like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis that can save lives. This one-hour training will provide practical and proven suicide prevention training that anyone (18+) can put to use. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of this training.

Join us for this opportunity to learn and engage.  There will be time for questions at the end.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Need an interpreter for this event?

Contact us at: hcpclg@yahoo.com

Let’s Talk About Suicide Prevention

Join other parents and caregivers for a discussion about suicide prevention techniques and with staff from Canvas Health.

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April 13, 2021

7:00-8:00 pm

Hayley Hawkes, Canvas Health

The Canvas Health Suicide Prevention Program supports empowerment of communities to respond effectively to their members who may be at risk for suicide and to those experiencing a loss due to suicide. Hayley will be discussing suicide, what we can do to prevent it, what questions to ask, and what resources there are that may help.  

Canvas Health’s clinicians are dedicated to supporting safety and creating hope.

This series of short workshops provides a casual environment where parents can learn and ask questions – no question is too basic!

 REGISTER HERE  

Questions? Need an interpreter for this event?

Please contact us at: hcpclg@yahoo.com

LET’S TALK ABOUT DISABILITY LAW

Join other parents and caregivers for an informal chat about disability law and mental health with staff from the Minnesota Disability Law Center

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lets-talk-about-itLearn about your child’s rights and how to advocate effectively for them in schools and in the mental health system.  Eren Sutherland is a staff attorney at the Minnesota Disability Law Center, where they work to promote, expand and protect the human and legal rights of persons with disabilities, including advocacy for individuals with mental illness.

This series of short workshops provides a casual environment where parents can learn and ask questions – no question is too basic!

  • Eren SutherlandStaff Attorney
  • Minnesota Disability Law Center
  • Tuesday, March 16th
  • 7:00-8:00 pm

Register here  Questions/ Need an interpreter?   Contact us at: hcpclg@yahoo.com

PCLG Parent & Caregiver Support Group

PCLG’s Parent Support Group will continue to meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month.  We’re all going through a lot these days and it’s easy to get a bit deflated.  Join us from whatever living space best suits your needs! 

Join us on second Thursdays, at 7pm Next meeting: Feb 11, 2021  

Contact us at hcpclg@yahoo.com for Zoom Meeting info.