Families and the Media: What Reporters Are Looking For, and How to Tell Your Story
WHAT: A training event for family members of children with mental health challenges to learn from a seasoned media expert: how the media works, what reporters are looking for, and how to tell your story.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2104 West Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA
COST: Free to attend! Space is limited, so please email Ashley@vakids.org to register. We will provide dinner, as well as child care stipends and travel reimbursement if needed.
WHY: The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health works to spread the word about children’s mental health needs and reduce stigma for the children affected and their families. Part of raising public awareness of children’s mental health issues is to work through the media, helping inform decision makers to change policies that serve our most vulnerable children.
The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health would like to create a community of voices throughout Virginia we know we can call on when the media is ready to conduct an interview. We know that talking to a reporter can be an intimidating experience, so we want to help you prepare BEFORE we get a call and need your help.
This training will be led by a seasoned media consultant who will tell you what reporters are looking for and how to share your story succinctly. As a result, you’ll be able to improve the children’s mental health system by speaking up about your experiences.
Please register today and feel free to pass along the info to any other families who might be interested.
Questions? Email Campaign Coordinator, Ashley Everette at Ashley@vakids.org
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