If you live in Iowa you're invited to provide input on children’s mental health needs at regional listening posts now through next week.

The listening posts will be hosted by Iowa’s area education agencies on behalf of the Children’s System State Board. i

Board members will review information gathered from the listening posts as part of their charge to develop recommendations to create a children’s mental health system. The recommendations are due to the legislature on Nov. 15.

There are listening posts around the state of Iowa, but here's the closest post for the Quad Cities:

Oct. 11, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Mississippi Bend AEA
729 21st St., Bettendorf

Iowa families who are unable to participate in the listening posts may provide input online in the following ways:

  • An online survey. The survey deadline is Oct. 12.
  • An online listening post will run from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 4.
    To join from a computer, visit: https://zoom.us/j/290354386
    To join by phone, call 1-646-876-9923. When prompted, enter meeting code 290-354-386.

Visit the Children’s System State Board webpage on the Iowa Department of Human Services’ website for more information.