- May 07 - 13 2023
- All Day
National Event: Children’s Mental Health Week
Last year, the National Federation of Families took an important step to advance social justice for families: launching the first national Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week.
As an organization focused on families with children who experience mental health and/or substance use across the lifespan, we believe acceptance more directly combats discrimination, prejudice, and subconscious bias. Awareness isn’t enough – but Acceptance demands we advocate and act to change attitudes, behaviors, and systems. Acceptance is social justice.
That’s why the 2023 campaign theme is “Accept. Advocate. Act.” All of us want our children across the lifespan accepted – and that means systemic change in how children’s mental health is viewed.