Events

Mental Health Awareness Coalition Meeting

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Arizona Behavioral Health Corp., 1406 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix

All community members are welcome. Join the discussion about public education to increase understanding, awareness and acceptance of mental health issues in the community and working to reduce stigma and discrimination. Confirm the meeting date/time at info@azmhac.org. Visit the Mental Health Awareness Coalition website for more information

Trauma-informed care: Working with children involved in foster care

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: RISE, 4554 E. Inverness Ave., Mesa

This training is designed for foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers. There is no child care available during these trainings. Spanish interpretation will be provided. A certificate will be mailed to participates after the class. You can RSVP to DCS@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Trauma-informed care: Working with children involved in foster care

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Arizona Adoption to Special Kids, 2320 N. 20th St., Phoenix

This training is designed for foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers. There is no child care available during these trainings. Spanish interpretation will be provided. A certificate will be mailed to participates after the class. You can RSVP to DCS@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Community Forum

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join us and get connected to the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs. Get your service questions and concerns answers. Share your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the children's system of care. Learn about what's happening in the behavioral health community. Talk directly with service providers. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. No cost to attend. Dinner and networking, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call 602-288-0155 to pre-register.

GPS - Navigating Life in Transition

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Kellis High School, 8990 W. Orangewood Ave., Glendale

To be a successful adult, you have to know where you’re going. Let us help you! The Mercy Maricopa Youth Leadership Council invites you to join them for a fun, informative day — all at no cost to you! Come and learn about how to get a great start in the work force. There will also be food, music and prizes. You can find out how to:

• Create a terrific resume
• Learn job-interviewing skills
• Manage stress and conflict at work

View the GPS - Navigating Life in Transition flyer
RSVP to galligank@mercymaricopa.org. For more information, call Katie Galligan at 602-659-1605.

Interested in volunteening? Being an exhibitor at the event? You can fill out the form(s) below to register as a volunteer or apply for an exhibit space.

Volunteer registration | Exhibitor application

Trauma-informed care: Working with children involved in foster care

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Touchstone, 15810 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix

This training is designed for foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers. There is no child care available during these trainings. Spanish interpretation will be provided. A certificate will be mailed to participates after the class. You can RSVP to DCS@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Adult System of Care (ASOC) Community Forum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: RI International, 2701 N. 16th St., Ste. A-119, Phoenix

Get the latest news about Mercy Maricopa programs and services. No cost to attend. Spanish-language interpretation is available. Light refreshments served. Valley Metro bus route 16.

NAMI Education Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness to increase your awareness of programs and supportive services now available. You are welcome to bring finger foods to share (optional). No RSVP required and no charge to attend. For more information, visit NAMI Arizona or NAMI Valley of the Sun or NAMI’s national site. For more information, call 480-481-0559.

 

Preparing for the Future: Special Needs Planning Symposium

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: SARRC’s Sybil B. Harrington Campus for Exceptional Children, 300 N. 18th St., Phoenix

A Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center symposium featuring information on legal tools, government benefits, budget and financial planning and lifestyle planning for individuals and families living with autism. For more information, contact Beth Salazar at bsalazar@autismcenter.org or 602-606-9876.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: JFCS, 2033 N. 7th St., Phoenix (on 7th St. between Thomas and McDowell roads)

For survivors, professionals and supporters. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every other month. You can attend in person or by conference call. Call ahead at 480-784-1514, ext. 2750 to confirm the meeting date/time or for more information. You can also visit www.azspc.org/.

Arizona Peer and Family Coalition

Time: 12:00 pm – :
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

You can participate in AZPFC meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Join the coalition, which is dedicated to extending peer and family leadership into all aspects of Arizona’s behavioral health care. You can participate by phone. Just call 1-626-425-3121 and use access code 402-067-421. Note that long distance charges may apply. For more information, contact Vicky Johnson, president of the coalition, at 480-236-2552 or president@azpeerandfamily.org or visit http://azpeerandfamily.org/.

6th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix

Conference sessions cover a variety of topics, including engagement and outreach with the Phoenix Police Department, workplace reasonable accommodations and preventing housing eviction. Hosted by Ability360. You can call 602-256-2245 for more information.

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Community Forum

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join us and get connected to the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs. Get your service questions and concerns answers. Share your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the children's system of care. Learn about what's happening in the behavioral health community. Talk directly with service providers. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. No cost to attend. Dinner and networking, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call 602-288-0155 to register.

Arizona Men's Health and Wellness Expo

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Mayo Clinic, 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

An expo featuring prominent leaders from medical, business, sports and non-profit fields, small interactive groups, and exhibits to help men improve the quality of their lives. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. You can call 1-800-259-1703 or visit www.azmenshealth.org for more information.

8th Annual Ability360 Center Health and Wellness Fair (TWO-DAY EVENT)

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix

Friday, April 28, 12 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A two-day health fair offering education, health screenings. Open to consumers, families and healthcare professionals in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. No cost to attend. You can contact David Carey at 602-443-0723, or davidc@ability360.org for more information.