Caring for Every Child's Mental Health

2018 Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach Recognition Program Winners by Category

Learn about the 2018 Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach (ECCO) Recognition Program winners.

Shining Star

 Suicide Prevention Campaign–See you Sunali

Cherokee Nation HERO Project, OK: Suicide Prevention Campaign–See you Sunali
Cherokee Nation HERO Project implemented a suicide prevention campaign using the cultural folklore “Grandmother Spider’s” to generate conversations around mental health, suicide, and reaching out for help when needed.


Category: Audience – Parents and Caregivers

GOLD:

 Self-Care Series

Community Family Partnership, MI: Self-Care Series
The Community Family Partnership developed a “Self-Care Series” to help parents and caregivers support their own health and well-being while caring for the needs of their children and youth.

SILVER:

Raynor Memorial Golf Tournament Raffle Tickets

Chautauqua Tapestry, NY: Raynor Memorial Golf Tournament
Chautauqua Tapestry hosted its annual Raynor Memorial Golf Tournament to help spread awareness about suicide and decrease the discrimination related to mental health challenges. The event encourages parents and caregivers to talk to youth in their lives about suicide and mental health.

BRONZE:

 Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Erie-Luzerne System of Care Initiative, PA: Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Erie-Luzerne System of Care Initiative hosted an art contest featuring art created by youth and young adults involved in mental health services. The event was created to reduce the discrimination related to mental health and assure guardians and caregivers that treatment is available and non-invasive.

HONORABLE MENTION:

 Hali' Inaguaiya Program Brochure

CHCC–CGC Systems of Care, Saipan: Hali' Inaguaiya Program Brochure
CHCC–CGC Systems of Care developed a simple and easy-to-follow brochure to expand the knowledge and understanding of the purpose and focus of the Hali' Inaguaiya Systems of Care’s child mental health initiative.

CONNECTing Quarterly Newsletter

Connecticut Network of Care Transformation (CONNECT), CT: CONNECTing Quarterly Newsletter
The Connecticut Network of Care Transformation (CONNECT) created the CONNECTing quarterly newsletter to provide Network of Care partners with a quarterly update of CONNECT activities and workgroup updates throughout the state.


Category: Audience – Children, Youth, and Young Adults

GOLD:

ARTIFY 2017 Poster

Texas System of Care, TX: Artify the Metroplex
Texas System of Care, in partnership with University of Texas Arlington School of Music, hosted Artify, a dynamic youth leadership conference that brought youth (ages 13–19) and supportive adults together to build youth leadership skills, equip youth-serving professionals with tools for supporting youth in leadership roles, and expand youth-adult partnership in Texas communities.

SILVER:

This Is Your Wake Up Call Poster

One Community Partnership 2–Broward County, FL: “One Body. One Mind. Together Intertwined.”–Awareness Campaign
One Community Partnership 2 developed “One Body. One Mind. Together Intertwined.”—an anti-discrimination and prejudice campaign to recognize the importance of youth mental health and to bring awareness about the importance of caring for the body and mind as one.

BRONZE:

Purple Wave Festival Brochure

DC Department of Behavioral Health, DC: Let Help In Campaign (LHI)
The DC Department of Behavioral Health implemented the “Let Help In Campaign” to create, communicate, and deliver information using family-centered events to promote awareness about mental health and services.

HONORABLE MENTION:

You Are Not Alone Screenshot

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, OH: You are not alone
Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, in partnership with StarkMHAR’s YouthMOVE and a high school’s Social Justice Club, created the “You are not alone” video project. The video features youth and young adults using spoken word and poetry to share concern about their peers’ attitudes toward mental health and how those attitudes affect their willingness to ask for help.


Category: Audience – Professionals

GOLD:

I'm Here Screenshot

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, OH: I'm here.
Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, in collaboration with StarkMHAR’s YouthMOVE, produced the “I’m here” video to reach cross-system partners and behavioral health providers. Youth express concerns about and offered feedback on their diagnoses and their perceptions of the care they are receiving. The video premiered at the Cultural Influences and Health Care Series: Youth and Young Adults Culture and Community.

SILVER:

Stronger Together Event

Community Family Partnership, MI: Family Acceptance Project Culture Café Special Event
Community Family Partnership hosted the Family Acceptance Project Culture Café Special Event to increase successful engagement between professionals and LGBTQ youth. More than 200 professionals from mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare, and education systems attended.

ACEs Connection

MS Department of Mental Health/NFusion XPand, MS: 2017 Trauma Informed Care Conference
NFusion XPand hosted the 2017 Trauma Informed Care Conference to increase knowledge and awareness of creating a trauma-informed system of care and enhance community outreach and cross-system training for service providers.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Family-Led Training at Connecticut's Department of Children and Families

Connecticut Network of Care Transformation (CONNECT), CT: Family-Led Training at Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families
Connecticut Network of Care Transformation (CONNECT), in collaboration with FAVOR, INC. and the Department of Children and Families, hosted trainings and presentations to train professionals on what it is like for families to come in contact with the child welfare system.

Chalk Talk Beaver County Youth Ambassadors

Helping BC SCORES, PA: Beaver County Youth Ambassador Program Supports National Suicide Awareness through “Chalk Talk”
Helping BC Scores Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) hosted “Chalk Talk,” a student-led meeting with county commissioners, law enforcement, and the public to spread awareness about suicide prevention, mental health, and fighting discrimination.


Category: Audience – Internal Constituents

GOLD:

2017 Texas System of Care Conference

Texas System of Care, TX: 2017 Texas System of Care Conference
Texas System of Care hosted the 2017 Texas System of Care Conference, “Youth, Families, and Communities: Partnering to Change Lives,” an interagency conference for state leaders, child-serving providers, community leaders, youth, and family members to learn about components and benefits of the system of care framework, participate in networking opportunities, and share best practices.

SILVER:

Help me! Don’t judge me!–Lessons in Cultural Competency Screenshot
One Community Partnership 2–Broward County, FL: 2017–“Help me! Don’t judge me!–Lessons in Cultural Competency”
One Community Partnership 2 created the “Help me! Don’t judge me!–Lessons in Cultural Competency” video series to address behavioral health disparities. Youth, young adults, and families from Broward County, Florida, scripted and acted in video skits based on real-life experiences that highlight incidences where the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards were not applied. These videos serve to empower youth and families to advocate for equitable treatment when receiving services and educate our system of care for improvements in cultural competency.

BRONZE:

Flight To Freedom From Stigma
Paving the Way: Successful Transitions to Adulthood, TX: Flight2Freedom
Paving the Way partnered with other systems of care throughout Texas to develop “Flight2Freedom,” which provided tools to implement consistent, cohesive messaging about children’s mental health issues across a large, highly diverse state. Ten systems of care received support resulting in 10 Flight2Freedom events.


Category: Strategy – National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day)

GOLD:

Art of Healing Poster

Para I Famagu’on/iCareGuam, Guam: Art of Healing
iCareGuam hosted their “Art of Healing” Awareness Day event, an interactive art expo and outreach to promote mental health. The various areas and activities of the expo hall were centered on three themes: “see something different,” “take action,” and “have a conversation.”

SILVER:

Mental Health Matters Poster

Cherokee Nation HERO Project, OK: HERO Project Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Activities
HERO Project partnered with local schools, family serving agencies, community members, youth, and Cherokee Nation entities to host a series of activities to inform the community of children’s mental health and resources that are available. Activities included a “stand against stigma” pledge banner and a PSA video from Youth M.O.V.E. members and the Children’s Cabinet that aired on tribal closed-circuit television with an estimated total reach of approximately 100,000 people.

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Poster

Paving the Way: Successful Transitions to Adulthood, TX: Flight2Freedom
Paving the Way partnered with other systems of care throughout Texas to develop “Flight2Freedom,” which provided tools to implement consistent, cohesive messaging about children’s mental health issues across a large, highly diverse state. Ten systems of care received support resulting in 10 Flight2Freedom Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day events.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Beaver County Youth Ambassador Program

Helping BC SCORES, PA: Beaver County Youth Ambassador Program May Event
Helping BC Scores Youth Ambassador Program (YAP), hosted the May YAP event to educate youth about mental health and enable them to take resources and information back to their school districts. A total of 13 school districts participated with 94 students in attendance. The day included a motivational speaker; screening of YAP videos; CLC presentation; and personal stories of recovery, grief, and loss. It also included an exhibit area where students could talk with service providers and gather resources, and a “Stress Free Zone” where students practiced coping skills with art, yoga, and therapy dogs.

Rise Above Stigma Poster

Texas System of Care, TX: Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day ATX
Texas System of Care’s “Flight2Freedom” campaign for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day included a rally, half-mile march, and resource fair with several partners to increase awareness and support for children’s mental health. The event garnered support from local agencies and legislative figures.


Category: Strategy – Overall Communications Campaign

GOLD:

We'll See You Su-Na-Li National Suicide Prevention 2017 Poster

Cherokee Nation HERO Project, OK: Suicide Prevention Campaign–See you Sunali
Cherokee Nation HERO Project implemented a suicide prevention campaign using the cultural folklore “Grandmother Spider’s” to generate conversations around mental health, suicide, and reaching out for help when needed.

SILVER:

This is Your Wake Up Call Poster

One Community Partnership 2—Broward County, FL: “One Body. One Mind. Together Intertwined.”–Communication Campaign
One Community Partnership 2 developed “One Body. One Mind. Together Intertwined.”—an anti-discrimination and prejudice campaign to recognize the importance of youth’s mental health and to bring awareness about the importance of caring for the body and mind as one.

#HowIThrive PSA Video Screenshot

Texas System of Care, TX: #HowIThrive
Texas System of Care created #HowIThrive, a statewide PSA designed to provide youth with creative ideas for coping with stress and getting through difficult times. #HowIThrive provides youth with peer-led examples of how others are engaging in stress-reducing activities and demonstrates the important role that peer groups play in healthy living.

HONORABLE MENTION:

National Coming Out Day Celebration Poster

Project Wraparound–City of Pasadena System of Care, CA: National Coming Out Day Celebration
The City of Pasadena Public Health Department hosted its first National Coming Out Day Celebration which gathered more than 200 individuals and families from Pasadena and throughout Los Angeles County to celebrate the coming out process and to support young people who identified as LGBTQI2-S.

It's Ok 2 Let Help In Brochure

DC Department of Behavioral Health, DC: Let Help in Campaign (LHI)
The DC Department of Behavioral Health implemented the “Let Help in Campaign” to create, communicate, and deliver information using family-centered events to promote awareness about mental health and services. The LHI was developed via collaborative planning and design processes which included youth, young adults, families, various DC agencies, and community-based organizations and businesses.

Let's Talk Poster

Para I Famagu’on/iCareGuam, Guam: Some Typa Way: A Mental Health Presentation
iCareGuam implemented an anti-discrimination campaign in schools to explain the connection between mental health and suicide and provide mental health resources and services.


Category: Strategy – Social Marketing/Communications Planning

GOLD:

Governor of Puerto Rico Seal

PR SOCI Iniciativa III, PR: Social Marketing Plan–Iniciativa III
PR SOCI Iniciativa III developed a social marketing plan to create a unifying message, reduce discrimination, develop educational materials, and promote the Initiative in all the public and private schools in Puerto Rico’s 15 municipalities and governmental agencies. The Initiative created pencils, pens, hats, t-shirts, a therapeutic camp, and support groups. The Initiative also re-asserted its mission of helping the western region of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

SILVER:

CONNECTing Families to Care Video Screenshots

Connecticut Network of Care Transformation (CONNECT), CT: CONNECTing Families to Care Video
Connecticut Network of Care Transformation (CONNECT) created “CONNECTing Families to Care” video to provide a general audience with an overview of the purpose, goals, and path for creating a Network of Care in Connecticut.

BRONZE:

Community Family Partnership Kent County System of Care

Community Family Partnership, MI: Monthly Marketing Theme Calendar
Community Family Partnership’s monthly marketing theme calendar provides a plan for coordinating pre-existing Awareness Month observances with mental health topics. The purpose is to help our audience understand the overlap that mental health has with so many other areas and keep the conversation about mental health going every month.


Category: Strategy – Partnership Development

GOLD:

2017 Texas System of Care Conference

Texas System of Care, TX: 2017 Texas System of Care Conference
Texas System of Care hosted the 2017 Texas System of Care Conference, “Youth, Families, and Communities: Partnering to Change Lives,” an interagency conference for state leaders, child-serving providers, community leaders, youth, and family members to learn about components and benefits of the system of care framework, participate in networking opportunities, and share best practices.”

SILVER:

DMH Presents Cultural Competence in Health and Human Services Training

MS Department of Mental Health/NFusion XPand, MS: Cultural Competence in Health and Human Services
MS Department of Mental Health/NFusion XPand created a new partnership with the Office of Health Disparity Elimination, Division of Cultural and Linguistic Services at the state level. The Department of Health invited XPand staff to participate in a Train the Trainer program focused on providing effective services across cultures based on research, federal standards, and best practices.

BRONZE:

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Brochure

Egyptian Health Department, Il: Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative
Egyptian Health Department, in partnership with individuals and agencies from their four-county region, created the Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative to educate family, caregivers, and professionals about the benefits of early childhood mental health and treatment.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Protecting Our Heritage Video Screenshots
Lummi System of Care Expansion, WA: Protecting Our Heritage
Lummi System of Care Expansion partnered with First Nation Development Institute, Lummi Nation Service Organization, the Culture Department, the Behavioral Health Division, and the Lummi Youth Canoe to create the “Protecting our Heritage” video. It captures the oral history of the Lummi tribal people to help Lummi youth to learn, connect, and embrace sacred knowledge.

Last Updated: 08/14/2018