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The 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Community Playdate

Updated: May 8, 2023

This is a free event and is open to everyone who wishes to attend.








EVENT SPONSORS


This event is proudly sponsored by local organizations that support community wellness. A heartfelt gratitude to all our valued sponsors for their generosity and support, without which, this event would have not been possible.




Engage Treatment is built on connection, commitment, and compassion. First and foremost, we are helpers. We provide a safe, reliable, and authentic experience for children, teens, young adults, and their families to get the support and care they need when they’re struggling. We believe that it is our role to help lift the weight of the work that comes with depression and anxiety, so our clients can feel relief, be vulnerable and discover the incredible things that happen when they engage fully. At Engage Treatment, we embrace our commitments – to care, to help in any capacity we are able, and to improve every day. We are proud of our collaborative and growing community. We are honored to use our experience and expertise to help others. Engage Treatment is a Joint Commission Accredited professional psychological practice. We serve children, teens, and young adults struggling with depression and anxiety through a combination of therapeutic practices and community-focused treatment plans





At Vision Hankook Motors, located in Garden Grove, CA, we love what we do and want you to love your next vehicle. That is why we're dedicated to giving our customers the time and attention they need when car shopping. From our expansive inventory of quality used cars, trucks, and SUVs, to our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, your experience is sure to be the best!




Jessica Sawyer's team offers a variety of insurance products and helps to customize a plan for each and every customer by establishing relationships with each person they work with. Because they offer such an array of products, they are able to help customers through each and every stage and life event. Customer's will be able to learn about their home, auto, life, hospital income policies, and commercial policies such as business liability, workers comp, and business auto policies to name a few.


 




COMMUNITY EVENT PARTNERS


This event owes its success to the support of these amazing organizations and mental health providers who have volunteered their time to bring resources to the community and for setting up amazing activities for the children. A big thank you to the Ventura County Fire Department for their participation at the event so that the children can see the fire trucks up close and personal.



The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department (VCBH) provides mental health and substance use treatment services. VCBH plays an important role as an integrated component of the Ventura County Health Care Agency.




To help children with autism and other related disorders reach their full potential, Grow ABA is raising the standards of ABA therapy and provides a dedicated, child-centered approach.




Love on a Leash® is committed to bringing comfort, happiness, and healing to more people nationwide by increasing public awareness of pet-provided therapy.



Teens 4 Teens Help empowers teens who are suffering from emotional and mental health issues to choose their own recovery.



NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.



The Diagnostic and Counseling Center is unique in that they offer both assessment and treatment in the same facility. Whether you are looking for a diagnosis, or psychotherapy, DCC is able to provide high quality service to help support you.




During these precarious times, our mission aims to educate and support the community when it comes to mental health. Intuitive based approaches hand in hand with empirically based methods. Hive of Hope is place of connective help in one great community.





We Rock the Spectrum Agoura Hills is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through their nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, they provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.




At Harmony Family Yoga you can take a moment to breathe, quiet the mind, relax, and connect with your inner-self. They are committed to providing a nurturing, safe and inclusive environment for everyone to receive the benefits of yoga. They promote healthy lifestyles, inward focus, and alignment of mind body and soul.





United Parents’ mission is to provide resources to empower, strengthen and support parents and other caregivers who have youth and/or children with mental health, behavioral, and/or emotional disorders.





ROWI is a mental health treatment center for teens and adolescents, specializing in mental health issues. ROWI’s programs are dedicated to assist teens ages 12-18 and their families to promote positive emotional and behavioral health.



MTAN is a student organization whose members are attending California State University Northridge as Music Therapy majors. Their goals Include:

-Providing support for students pursuing a degree in music therapy.

-Bringing nationally recognized speakers on various aspects of music therapy to the local area (CSUN is located near Los Angeles) or virtually.

​-Maintaining a connection with the community through various activities in an ongoing effort to educate the public about music therapy.

-Providing access to music therapy information and services.




Happy Baby Social Nest facilitates play-based classes for babies 6-18 months of age that are developmentally appropriate and provide opportunities for growth. Babies get to engage in sensory exploration, music, and play while parents learn about the cognitive, physical, and social emotional benefits of the various activities.




Engage Treatment is built on connection, commitment, and compassion. First and foremost, we are helpers. We provide a safe, reliable, and authentic experience for children, teens, young adults, and their families to get the support and care they need when they’re struggling. We believe that it is our role to help lift the weight of the work that comes with depression and anxiety, so our clients can feel relief, be vulnerable and discover the incredible things that happen when they engage fully. At Engage Treatment, we embrace our commitments – to care, to help in any capacity we are able, and to improve every day. We are proud of our collaborative and growing community. We are honored to use our experience and expertise to help others. Engage Treatment is a Joint Commission Accredited professional psychological practice. We serve children, teens, and young adults struggling with depression and anxiety through a combination of therapeutic practices and community-focused treatment plans.




Ventura County District Attorney's Office/Ventura County Family Justice Center supports and improves the lives of those impacted by family violence and trauma.






Open Door Studio's local art gallery is operated by a team of artists with autism and other developmental disabilities and their mentors.They work together on community projects to uplift the underserved and create opportunity and representation for ALL types of people. 100% of funds raised goes back to their NonProfit Organization's Mission to promote inclusion through the arts. They open doors for artists of all abilities.




Stowell offers the comprehensive solution to help eliminate difficulties associated with learning disabilities, dyslexia, auditory processing, and attention challenges for children, teens and adults.




Diversity Collective is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit governed by a volunteer board of directors and volunteer advisory board. Their mission is providing advocacy, visibility, safety, and wellness for the LGBTQ+ community.



First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning (NfLs) help families raise children who are healthy, nurtured, and prepared for kindergarten. They offer Parent and Child Together (PACT) classes, screenings, referrals, parent education, resources and more for families.



BRITE is a program of the nonprofit organization, Reality Improv Connection, Inc. (RICI). RICI's mission is to promote health and well-being through the Arts. BRITE stands for Building Resilience and Inclusion Through Engagement and focuses on prevention education and on supporting youth and young adults, ages 12-25, in advocacy and action around issues they care about. Programs include alcohol, drug and tobacco prevention education, youth leadership & advocacy training, social change theatre, diversity & inclusion, mental wellness, suicide prevention, civic engagement and more.



The mission of the Autism Society Ventura County is to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism Community to live fully. The Autism Society works to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum and their families to be fully included members of the community.



Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. They exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. They stand ready to lend support to their wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. They work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. They desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of their organization, and that they are prepared to lend their physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and their physical presence.



Casa Pacifica is a leading provider of children’s mental health services in California with a focus on the Central Coast. Though Casa Pacifica has served children and youth in the foster care and education systems since 1994, four years ago they opened their doors to clients with private insurance. Called Camino a Casa (the road home) this program offers Casa Pacifica’s clinical expertise and experience treating children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues to the community at large. A full range of behavioral health care has been designed to address the needs of children and youth from ages nine through 17 and their families. Intensive residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and in-home behavioral services comprise Camino a Casa’s continuum of care.



Ready,Renew.You. aims to increase awareness of the positive benefits to physical movement and to make sure everyone has access to easy ways to exercise and healthy meal/snack ideas.



Empowering teams to embrace Empathy as a Superpower to impact Organizational Trust, Leader Effectiveness and Team Engagement. Serving Educational, Nonprofit and Corporate sectors through Workshops, Coaching & Keynotes. www.EmpathifyU.com



Thrive Behavior Consulting provides parenting support and child guidance utilizing ABA principles in a way that is aligned with their values of kindness, compassion, and respect to help families overcome challenges and thrive.




Ventura County Department of Child Support Services works to ensure children receive consistent and reliable support from both parents.




The Bumblebee Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 based in Southern California and is looking to empower volunteers, fundraise and assist pediatric cancer families.




The United States Army is the land service branch of the United States Armed Forces.





Each person is multidimensional therefore this treatment program is all encompassing. La Ventana’s philosophy is to “empower” the client by creating a foundation of recovery tools for success, working in collaboration with a treatment team, and creating a community base support system.




Horizon Hills is a parent child cooperative learning environment for adults and their children ages birth to 6. In The Parenting Program , parents actively experience a partnership in learning between the teacher, parent and child. Parents who are in touch with their child’s development are better equipped to support the child’s education, and communicate with teaching and administrative staff.



EVENT VENDORS



Sensory boxes with Learning Guides. Boxes are created around a children’s book and have lessons for different ages and skill levels. Great family activity- self regulating activity, independent play- the list goes on!




The goal of Paper Pie is to share the gift of literacy and learning with children through books. Paper Pie is also the maker of educational manipulatives and STEAM-based toys and

games.




Mister Softie soft serve ice-cream will be at the event for attendees to purchase delicious soft serve ice-cream.







Kelly’s Little Design Co.is a small business that makes home decor, jewelry and games made of resin.







Tierra Mia Plants and Co. is a local small business that specializes in pottery, plants and artist made gifts.










*This list is updated weekly

  • Sound Bath by Harmony Yoga at 11:30am

  • Drum Circle Led by MTAN at 12pm

  • Therapy Dogs by Love On A Leash

  • Tattoos by BACA

  • Community Art by Open Door Studio

  • Finger painting by Engage Treatment

  • Brain Hats by Childhood Matters

  • Kindness Challenge by Childhood Matters

  • Magic Painting by Paperpie

  • Breathing Exercises by VC District Attorney's Office/Family Justice Center

  • Fire Truck Display by The Fire Department

  • Obstacle Course by Ready.Renew.You

  • Breathing Bracelets by Hive of Hope/DCC

  • Breathing Wands by Horizon Hills Parenting

  • Play-doh and kinetic sand by First 5 Neighborhood For Learning

  • Sensory Table by Stories in Sensory

  • Coloring Activity by Bumblebee

  • Connect 4 by EmpathifyU

  • Sensory Toys and bubbles by Grow ABA



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