Tri-County Mental Health Services offering behavioral health services for the Kansas City Northland community. Prevention, assessment and treatment services for individuals and families throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties of Missouri.

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Relationship Educators to Speak at Northland Coalition Luncheon

Lisa Wilson and Jennifer Bruns of Cornerstones of Care will present information of the various relationship and healthy family education programs they offer at the April 19 Northland Coalition luncheon meeting, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 3100 NE 83rd Street, Kansas City North (Human Services Building, Maple Woods Campus) 2nd floor conference room.

The complimentary Northland Coalition luncheon is open to anyone living or working in the Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting (816) 877-0498 or

Some of the topics covered by the Cornerstones Relationship Education programs include: Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge; the relationship between Strong Parents (and) Stable Children; BraveHearts for Dads; and BraveHearts for Adolescent Boys.

Some topics covered by the staff working with families in the Home Visitation programs are: Nutrition, health, and immunizations; Child development; growing protective factors and other family supports. The main purpose of the program is to prevent child abuse and neglect by using the Healthy Families America model.

Parents can enter the program when the mother is prenatal until the target child is younger than 3 months of age. The family needs to reside in Clay, Jackson, or Platte counties, and make no more 185% of the federal poverty level.

Funding for Cornerstone programs is derived through state and federal grants. More information on the programs is available at the website

The luncheon is complimentary, but reservations are requested. For reservations contact (816) 877-0498 or You may also learn more at

24-Hour Emergency Crisis Line 1-888-279-8188 (TTY or Voice: 1-800-380-3323)

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