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2017 Children's Mental Health Awareness Events

In recognition of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, the Children's Mental Health subbocommittee of the Region 7 Behavioral Health Board is coordinating a variety of awareness activities in Idaho Falls.

17 Art Contest

Children's Mental Health Poster Contest

Click here for the poster contest entry form.


May 4 & 5: Professional Education Conference

This conference will feature a variety of educational opportunities for professionals to increase their knowledges in children's mental health issues. Two hours of ethics training is also included as well as panel discussions.

Cost is $25, includes 8.5 CEUs and lunch on Thursday.

Members of the National Association of Social Work receive a discount on the registration fee.


Friday, May 5: Viewing of Paper Tigers - sponsored by Optum

OPTUM Idaho will be sponsoring the opportunity to view Paper Tigers, a documentary of LIcoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington, by James Redford. A professional panel discussion will conclude this evening.

Time: 5:30 - 9:00 pm

ISU Tingey Administration Building - Auditorium
784 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Cost: FREE to everyone!
CEUs: For professionals attending, 1.5 professional CEUs are available.


Saturday, May 6: Poster Contest Viewing, Prizes, & Live Entertainment

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Idaho Falls Public Library
457 W. Broadway - Idaho Falls

The Idaho Falls Public Library will host the Idaho Federation of Families' "Keep the ball rolling" poster and photo contest from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; prizes up to $100.00 will be awarded at 2:00 pm in the Community Conference Room in the lobby of the library.

3:00 - 8:00 pm

Freeman Park Bank Shelter
Science Center Drive (next to University Place)
Idaho Falls

Saturday afternoon at the park will be the place to hear live music to conclude the Children Mental Health Awareness events. Band genre could include Contemporary, Latin, and Country Western. Fun for the entire family!

Cost: FREE to everyone!


Thank you to the following sponsors who helped make this event possible through their generous donations!

Snake River Counseling
Ashton Memorial
Pearl Health Clinic