Weekly Wrap-Up

May is Mental Health Month!

This year's theme, #Tools2Thrive, explores practical tools that everyone can use to improve their #mentalhealth and increase resiliency. Learn more and download the free #mentalhealthmonth toolkit here


California Youth Empowerment Network is a Program of MHAC
A Message from CAYEN Co-Vice President
The COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly altered all of our lives and forcedus into unexpected situations, but we want you to know the CAYEN board is still here for you. We are actively searching for ways to help our community and fellow Transitional Age Youth (TAY) during this difficult time. We've been on video meetings every week for the past month working on recommendations to legislators as well as planning our own programming for later this year. We understand that TAY, especially those who may be in college, living on their own for the first time, recently started a new job and then lost that job due to the pandemic, are particularly vulnerable during this time. In our recommendations we have asked policy makers to provide vital resources and supports for TAY, including better access to mental health care, unemployment services, housing, and the release of juvenile justice detainees in facilities where COVID-19 can easily run rampant.
In these uncertain times, CAYEN is still very much working towards our vision of a community in which TAY in need of mental health services have access to resources and supports so they can lead self-fulfilling lives and be contributing members of society. Every day we are realigning ourselves to encompass the new demands caused by the pandemic, and we understand that you are too. Know that you are not alone in your anxieties over this precarious situation. It's okay to not be okay during this time. We stand beside you, we know your same dis-ease, but we also know that our minds are resilient. We will make it through these struggles together. #AloneTogether 
Yours in community,

AJ Aguliar
CAYEN Co-Vice President

Empower Your Community with Photovoice
Photovoice is a community-based research project that combines photography and grassroots social action. It is designed to promote empowerment among marginalized and underserved communities. Through their photography, community members are given a platform to display their environments and lived experiences.

Parent & Youth Helpline

New California Parent & Youth Helpline for emotional support and to sign up for Online Parents Anonymous Adult and Children & Youth Groups during these unprecedented times. Where help, support, strength and hope is needed!
Many languages are available .
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday
1-855-4APARENT OR 855-427-2736.
Be safe and well,
Dr. Lisa

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Virtual Events

Youth Paint Activity
Join us for a discussion about the importance of mental health awareness , and a paint based mindfulness activity.
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TYH Live is the Premier Youth, Health and Wellness Global Conference for Trailblazing Technology
YTH Live Virtual is a youth-led health and wellness conference that brings together people who are passionate about, and work at the intersection of, youth, health and technology.


Reducing Fear and Anxiety in Children, Their Families 
& Expecting Couples
A webinar to decrease fear and anxiety in young children, families and expecting parents using traditional & holistic healing.

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