Tuesday, April 19, 2022
In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, the Atlantic County Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Council will host a Children’s Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 7, 11 AM – 2 PM outside of the Family Success Center at 310 Bellevue Avenue in Hammonton, rain or shine.
The event will feature information booths, a hands-on planting activity where children may plant a seed and take it home to nurture its growth and development, as well as free Mother’s Day flowers, while supplies last.
Representatives of area agencies that provide counseling, therapeutic and supportive services will be available to meet parents, caregivers and children. The Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Council hopes to gain valuable information about the experiences of parents and caregivers in accessing mental and behavioral health services so it can work to build and improve available resources.
The Atlantic County CIACC service representatives currently provide more than 2,000 youth with access to counseling and supportive services to help those who may be struggling with self-image, relationships, academic achievement and self- confidence. Other programs promote the benefits of socialization and physical activity, teach leadership skills and encourage creativity.
The Atlantic County CIACC is an advisory group comprised of community agency representatives whose programs support children, youth and young adults. CIACC is seeking interested parents and caregivers to join and participate in local meetings.
For more information about the Children’s Wellness Fair or the Atlantic County CIACC, please contact Coordinator Kathryn Saxton-Granato, at (609) 645-7700, ext. 4507 or by email to: granato_kathryn @aclink.org.