Join PCLG Parents at these Free NAMI Trainings!

Understanding the Children’s Mental Health System

Thursday, November 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m

Parents, guardians and families are invited on a “tour” from assessment and diagnosis to clinical and non-clinical supports.  This tour includes health insurance and public programs, as well as special education and advocacy in school settings.

To Join by Browser
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 
917 4827 5629
Pass code: NAMI_Zoom!

You’re the Expert: How to Advocate Successfully for Your Children

Thursday, December 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m

This training emphasizes the role of strong parental engagement as a critical component of care and treatment and provides parents tools and strategies for effective advocacy.

To Join by Browser
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 
930 9459 5829
Pass code: NAMI_Zoom!

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 — even if it is your car!

Join us Thursday, at 7pm! Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10, 2020

Contact for Zoom Meeting info.

Time for a Self Care Reality Check

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It’s been a few weeks now…

Do you need to check in with other parents and caregivers who are also raising children who experience mental health challenges? 

Please join our Online PCLG Coffee & Conversation

Saturday, April 25th, 10:30am

  • What’s working in your household? What’s not?
  • What challenges do you have? What do you wish social services, providers and schools knew?
  • What self-care activities have you found that actually help?
  • What resources have you found that you’d like to share with other families?

To participate, please RSVP to for Zoom password info.

Feeling Socially Isolated?

Want to know how other parents are surviving?

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Join  PCLG’s Parent Support Group ONLINE.

Meeting: Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00pm

This support group offers a safe place where you can share the ups and downs of parenting a child with mental health challenges – Connection and support is especially important in these challenging times!

Here’s how to participate:

  • Topic: Parent Catalyst Leadership Group
  • Time: Apr 2, 2020 07:00-8:00 PM Central Time
  • Join Zoom Meeting
  • (Cut and paste the link into your web browser, you do NOT need the app to join the meeting but you do need to approve the “launching” of the meeting.)
  • Meeting ID: 198 376 991
  • One tap mobile for cell phone or tablet use:
  • +13126266799,,198376991# US (Chicago)
  • If you computer doesn’t have audio, call the number below:
  •         +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
  • Meeting ID: 198 376 991

Can’t make this date/time? Join our 24/7 private support group on Facebook and let us know what works best for you! Hennepin County PCLG Support Group 

CANCELLED: Coffee & Conversation

Join Parent Catalyst Leadership Group (PCLG) for refreshments and conversation about navigating the children’s mental health system. Bring your questions about schools, providers, crisis plans, or accessing services. Learn about the opportunities for advocacy, connections, and training available to parents.


  • Saturday, March 21stcoffee-conversation
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Southdale Library, Helen Young Room
  • 7001 York Ave South, Edina, MN

 Free, but we ask you to RSVP.

Children are welcome, but space is limited, so please let us know in advance.

PCLG WRAP for Caregivers

Hennepin County Parent Catalyst Leadership Group (PCLG) is hosting a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) for Caregivers. This two-day training includes peer support and a safe environment with the focus on YOU. We will explore ways of focusing on your wellness as a caregiver and share challenges and coping strategies. Participants will be able to identify helpful resources and return home with a toolkit to guide them through tough moments.

 FREE for parents and caregivers of children or youth with a mental health concern in Hennepin County.  REGISTER HERE


WRAP has helped me find my own value and peace as a person, not just a parent.” –LV

  • February 8 & 9, 2020
  • 9am-4pm 
  • Kaposia Hennepin Services,
  • 8100 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 55426

Box lunches available upon request.

Reserve a place now – enrollment is limited!

Please note: No childcare is available.

Questions? Contact Liz @612-919-2126 or

PCLG Support Group Meeting Thursday


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December can be a busy and sometimes stressful month.  Take a little time out for support this Thursday night, December 12th at 6:30pm at the Sabes JCC 4330 Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park.  We’ll be sharing strategies about getting through the holidays.  Join us! It’s a great group of people to connect with.

Raising a Child with Mental Illness?

Families who are seeking help and information about caring for their children and youth with mental health challenges can still find connections and resources and opportunities for learning during the busy month of December.
PCLG Support Group – Want to share experiences with other parents who have been in your shoes?  Join us Thursday, Dec. 12th at 6:30pm at the Sabes JCC, 4330 Cedar Lake Road.
Or join us on Facebook at our Hennepin County PCLG Support Group to share your challenges, successes and questions!
Workshops, Groups, and Information Sessions for parents and caregivers are listed in this month’s edition of PCLG News.  Check it out!

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PCLG Support Group this Thursday

Looking for support? Have questions about navigating your child’s mental health issues at their school? Wondering what the heck SMRT is? Join PCLG parents for our monthly Support Group at 6:30pm tomorrow night, October 10th, at the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park. These questions and more will be answered!

PCLG News – Lots of Opportunities for Parents to Gather and Learn

autumn sceneWhether you need an in person or online parent support group, or a class on topics like children’s challenging behavior, navigating special education, or caregiver well-being, our monthly newsletter can help you discover opportunities in the Hennepin County area.