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Children's Mental Health Awareness Film Screening

  • United Way Center for Excellence 3250 Southwest 3rd Avenue Miami, FL, 33129 United States (map)
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The Florida  Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) is bringing together Miami residents to join us to learn about children's mental health, including a screening of RESILIENCE, a powerful film about a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. Then, they are invited to stay for lunch and connect with providers and organizations in our community who are providing these critical mental health support services.

Miami, just like the rest of the nation, is talking about mental health with a new passion for supporting good mental health and healing those with poor mental health like never before. However, few understand that our mental health in our first few years of life impacts us so deeply, and even fewer understand how it impacts us or what to do about it. The science of the last 15 years is clear--supporting mental health in young children is about connection to adults who are sensitive, responsive, well-functioning caregivers. This film screening will help educate Miamians who interact with children in some way to gain an entirely new perspective on trauma and supporting the brain health of all our children.

To register for this connection experience, click here

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Accessibility information: All hosts seek to make this event as accessible as possible to individuals of all different abilities and needs and will provide the following accommodations: accessible parking, accessibility for anyone with mobility issues, moveable seating for people with disabilities, hosts at the door to assist attendees that require special services, a service animal friendly environment, and a PDF with relevant content prior to the event. Upon request, we can accommodate signs that list the ingredients of food and beverages, accessible documents for people with visual impairments, and nursing rooms.

Unfortunately, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will not be available at the event (but if you’d like to volunteer, reach out!). For questions or in need of additional accommodations, please send an email to hughes.pontier@gmail.com at least 24 hours in advance of the event.