Monthly Archives: October 2021

Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave
“Lunch & Learn”
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Live on Zoom

Millions of Americans can’t take a single paid sick day to take care of themselves or a sick child.

Members of the League of Women Voters in Kansas City have studied the need for paid family leave policies and legislation in Missouri and will present their findings.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

Register for a Zoom link. Event recorded for later viewing.


Mental Health & Substance Abuse

“Mental Health and Substance Use—Make the connection with our kids”
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
On Zoom

This presentation will explore the connection between mental health and substance use. We will discuss how to start these conversations with youth. Adults play a powerful role when it comes to positively influencing young people. Participants will learn what to look for, how to help, and specific factors for working with different age groups.

Speakers from the Children’s Grove, Social Emotional/Mental Wellbeing committee:

Kim Dude-Lammy, former director of the Wellness Resource Center

Heather Harlan, a family support group facilitator for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Columbia and a member of the Board of Directors for the Youth Community Coalition

Laura Powell, a Prevention Coordinator Lead for Compass Health Network

This program is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.
Register for a Zoom link: