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NAFC Celebration Dinner: April 20
posted on: March 26, 2015
posted by: Naples Alliance for Children

NAFC LogoHelp Our Kids & Honor Early Childhood Apple Blossom Teachers & Family Friendly Businesses

April 20, 2015: 5:30 pm at the Artis-Naples, Daniel’s Pavilion

Dinner, Music, Silent Auction, Slide Show, MC Special Guest – 2015 NAFC Resource Directory and More


You Do Not need to Be Present To Win this Prize

DY Naples Alliance

Bigham Jewelers are honored to contribute two popular David Yurman bracelets. They can be worn together for a strong statement, or individually for a more casual look. Both bracelets are fashioned in Sterling Silver. The 10 mm “Cable” design bracelet is hinged and features faceted Amethyst end caps. A 18 KT yellow gold buckle accents the closure for the 7 mm bracelet. Value $2,000

Tickets $10 Each or 5 for $40

Questions & Tickets Contact NAFC 239-649-5260 or info@napleschild.org

More Information? See Celebration Dinner right corner this Home Page

Childhood Mental Health: It’s Nobody’s Fault?
posted on: March 26, 2015
posted by: Naples Alliance for Children

The headlines scream for help! Why do kids from happy families kill their parents?  Why do good citizens gun down friends and strangers?  Why do pilots plunge planes into mountains?  People die from many causes.   Physical needs are easy to understand: food, shelter, healthy environment, exercise, medication and immunizations to prevent disease. But what are the mental health needs? They too are important and at what age do we start addressing these needs?

Sound mental health is built early in life. Mental health impacts our families, community and most importantly our children.

Naples Alliance for Children addresses the issue of “Children’s Mental Health: Nobody’s Fault?” in our recent video which airs March 23 through April 23 , 5:00 PM on the Education Channel 99.  Guest mental health experts are Van Hylemon, Ed.D, NCSP, Collier County Public Schools Coordinator of Psychological Services, Section 504/ADA, Section 504 Compliance Officer and Donna Charbonneau, NAMI of Collier County HUGS Program Manager

  • WATCH: Naples Alliance for Children 5:00 pm Broadcasts on Education Channel 99 or Visit Collier County Public Schools YouTube and CLICK Children’s Mental Health http://youtu.be/1AcFj2Bo4nY
  • Contact Van Hylemon at Collier County Public Schools: 239-377-0521, e-mail, hylemol@collierschools.com or www.collierschools.com
  • Contact Donna Charbonneau at NAMI of Collier County: Office Direct Line: 239-260-7305, Office Main Line: 239-260-7300, e-mail Donna@namicollier.org or www.namicollier.org, 

Naples Alliance for Children is Your Navigation & Guide as you are seeking information and resources you need.  Call 239-649-5260 or e-mail info@napleschild.org.  Watch NAFC: 5:00 pm on Education Channel 99.