CAMI's Status

I want to update all of our loyal CAMI-CNMI friends and supporters on our current status. Due to a few logistical reasons, our volunteering activities have stopped since the painting activity one month ago.

We're not short on volunteers as there are plenty of people willing and able to help out.

CAMI-CNMI is still about doing simple and fun things. We are still about coordinating volunteer efforts to share in fun activities with the mental health consumers. This will not change.

I am still very much interested in getting the mental health consumers out and for the community to share in fun activities with them. However, we will need to think creatively in terms of (1) what (2) where (3) how. Here are a two ideas:

1) Have a picnic: It doesn't have to be big, we could meet at the park and it'd be pot-luck with everyone bringing a little something.

2) Karaoke: We still have our crazy and lovable F-crew from San Vicente Elementary who loves to sing. We just need the karaoke machine, 1 or 2 small speakers, a place to plug those things in, a pavillion (outdoor) or someone's big house, and people.

What other fun things can we do? Please let me know your ideas. Thanks again for your support and understanding. We live in challenging times, but we don't have to let those things dictate our willingness to help others. Have a nice day.

Steve Nguyen, MA, CASA
www.beyondbehaviors.com
Behavior Specialist, PSS Special Education
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructor
Member, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress®

Posted bySteve Nguyen at 3/22/2007 10:50:00 AM  

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