Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Children's mental health services focus of Oct. 3 listening post

Area residents are invited to share personal experiences on children’s mental health services at a listening post set for 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Prairie Lakes AEA office in Pocahontas, 500 NE 6th St.

Listening posts are being hosted by at locations across Iowa on behalf of the Children’s System State Board established by Gov. Kim Reynolds in April. The board will review the information gathered from these listening posts as part of its charge to review existing resources and develop a strategic plan with specific recommendations to implement a better approach to help children with mental health issues. This report is due to the legislature on Nov. 15.

Two additional opportunities have been created for parents/children unable to attend the time/date/places outlined above.

This survey is available for those unable to attend a listening post. The deadline is Oct. 12.

An online listening post has been scheduled from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 4. To join from your computer, click on this URL: To join via phone, dial 1-646-876-9923 and when prompted, enter meeting code:  290-354-386

For more information, contact Jeff Herzberg at 515-570-2601.

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