CCMH Poster Contest 2019 Was a Success! 
We want to thank all students for their incredible submissions. This year's themes truly resonated with students and CCMH heard their message. We are committed to continue advocating for all of you. Congratulations, not just to the winners, but to all students who participated. You ALL did a magnificent job and we were honored that you took part in this year's Poster Contest.
-To see a video of 2019's winning entries, click here.

Upcoming Events:

  • 2020 Poster Contest Ceremony: Originally scheduled to be held on March 12, 2020, due to COVID-19, CCMH made the decision to postpone the event, as the physical health of our guests, is just as important as their mental health. We are working on rescheduling this event; we will potentially be holding this event at the end of summer, and it will be outdoors. We will inform all winners will more information as it becomes available.
  • Board Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about CCMH.
    • Board Meetings are typically held the second Thursday of the month.
    • If you are interested in attending the Board Meeting please contact CCMH at for the location
  • Experts Panel on the Effects of Bullying, Social Media and Further: TBD
  • TBD: “Yoga & Mindfulness” Program
    “An Introduction to Mindfulness and Its Role in the Classroom” - Presented by Jessica Jensen
    Mindfulness is a topic that is being heavily explored for use in schools and classrooms across the country. Find out how your child may already be learning mindfulness, and what the science says about using mindfulness as an educational tool!

Past Events:

  • October 4, 2016: Presentation- "Singing for Life- Why Singing in a Choir is Goodfor Children's Physical and Mental Health.”
    • The Coalition for Children’s Mental Health is excited to announce that Eve Sliwinski will be giving a presentation. Mrs. Sliwinski will be talking about singing and the physical and mental health benefits of collaborative singing in a choir.
    • Mrs. Sliwinski is a life-long musician, conductor and singer. She has directed choirs locally and throughout the United States. She is the founding director of the Hudson Community Youth Chorus which was established in September, 2014 under the auspices of the Hudson Community Chorus. The Youth Chorus is for treble voices, girls from fifth grade through twelfth grade and boys from fifth grade to voice change. She is also the director of the Hudson Community Children's Chorus which began in September 2015 and is for third, fourth and fifth graders in Hudson and the surrounding communities. From 2005 to 2010, she was the Director of Music at First Congregational Church in Hudson.
    • Mrs. Sliwinski holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education with Choral Emphasis from Edinboro University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. She has completed postgraduate work at Westminster Choir College, Towson State University, the Choral Music Experience, Elon University and the British Kodaly Academy. She has studied with Rene Clausen, Anton Armstrong and Craig Arnold and has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, the Blossom Chorus and Sloane Square Choral Society, London.
  • December 6, 2016: CCMH New Volunteer Reception & Board Meeting
  • January 2017: CCMH Annual Poster Contest Kick Off
  • February 2017: Book Club- The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
  • March 16, 2017: CCMH Annual Poster Contest Reception –
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00PM in the Hudson High School Media Center
  • April 4, 2017: “Ask the Expert” Panel- 7:00PM in the Eastwoods Media Center. CCMH will open the floor for all attendees to ask questions that increase our collective understanding of mental health in children as well as what parents and other adults can do to support the mental health of children in our community. The “Ask the Experts” panel includes professionals experienced in children’s mental health including:
    -Dr. Sarah Adams: Pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital
    -Dr. Kelly Christian: Psychologist and Director of Ethan D.

             Schafer Center at Lawrence School
           -Dr. Laura Gerak: Psychologist at Akron Children’s Hospital
           -Mrs. Nicole Carmichael: Counselor at Hudson High School
           -Ms. Shelley Laudato: Counselor at Hudson High School
           -Darlene LaFontaine: Parent Mentor at Hudson City Schools

  • February 2018: Poster Contest Judging—Wednesday,  February 28th
  • March 2018: Poster Contest Awards Ceremony—Thursday, March 15th

Coalition for Children's Mental Health: Events