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CAT TV – Progress in Mental Health Services

Progress in Mental Health Services for Children and Youth
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
7:00 p.m. on CAT TV


Sharon Thomas-Parks, Putting Kids First/Children’s Grove

David Thomas, Putting Kids First/Children’s Grove

Kelly Wallis, Boone County Community Services

Moderator: Jim Robertson, Columbia Daily Tribune

This program will focus on the excellent progress in mental health services for children and youth in our community.  Our panelists are knowledgeable about the advancing mental health programs in this community, including the County Children’s Services Board, the new County Mental Health Coalition for the Schools, Mental Health First Aid, and the inspiring work on behalf of our children and youth by Putting Kids First and the Children’s Grove.

The program will be filmed at the CAT TV studio on the lower level of the Helis Communications Center, Stephens College, 1405 East Broadway.

 The program will be replayed on CAT TV (Mediacom Channel 85; Charter Communications Channel 983; and CenturyTel Prism Channel 98. Replay times on CAT TV are at 7 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.) The program will be available on the League website ( a few days after the show or at

Mental Health Forum

What’s Happening in Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7:00 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Columbia Public Library
Refreshments will be available at 6:30 p.m.

The forum will provide an update for the community on progress in providing mental health services, particularly for children and youth in our county. In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, this event is intended to raise awareness of mental health issues.

A panel of experts will include:

Melissa Armstrong, PhD, MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurological Disorders, Assistant Clinical Professor, Health Psychology;

Christine Corcoran, MSW, LCSW, Putting Kids First Coalition/Children’s Grove, President;

Tim Harlan, JD, National Alliance on Mental Illness/Missouri President;

Susan Perkins, MED, Columbia Public Schools, Coordinator, Elementary Guidance and Counseling; and

Kelly Wallis, JD, BSN, for Boone County Children’s Services Board, County Community Services.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A following their presentations. This event, which is co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library, is free and open to the public.