Become an Advocate

There are many ways to advocate for children’s mental wellness. From attending a parenting class or a Mental Health First Aid training, sharing our mission or purchasing a t-shirt, your efforts directly impact Southwest Florida children.

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Advocate Tool Kit

We invite you to download and share these resources and our mission with other mental health ambassadors. Together, we can work to enhance mental health services in our region and reach the estimated 46,000 Southwest Florida children in need of support!

Complete Your Advocate Toolkit!

Garden of Hope T-shirt

Garden of Hope

Hope and Sunshine T-Shirt

Hope and Sunshine

Mental Health Awareness T-shirt

Mental Health Awareness

Purchase one of these Kids’ Minds Matter shirts for $35 and help us further our mission to care for children’s mental health.


Stay Connected

Learn about the latest news and updates from Kids’ Minds Matter by signing up for our eNewsletter or following us on Facebook!

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Upcoming Seminars

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are able to offer educational programs and support groups for caretakers. Learn more and sign up below!

Mental Health First Aid for Adults

Teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary.

Mental Health First Aid for Youth

The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Dignified Discipline Parenting Class

This parenting workshop helps you learn to manage your children’s behavior in a way that both maintains healthy relationships and changes inappropriate behaviors to decrease stress.

Parenting the Exceptional Child

Connect to other parents of children with developmental disabilities, mental health issues, or special health care needs in this evidence-based parenting course.

Parent Support Group

Join our weekly Parent-led group and connect to other parents of children with developmental disabilities, mental health issues, or special health care needs.

For questions on these programs, please contact Lorena Rodriguez at 239-343-5803 or