Community Action Together for Children's Health

Our mission is to empower families to foster resilience and prioritize mental health and emotional wellness in their children through educational programming, access to resources, and peer support.

Our Kids' Mental Health Matters

Welcome to CATCH

We are a community of parents who have come together to help others find the tools and resources to support their children's mental health by sharing our own experiences raising kids with mental health struggles. Join our conversation by attending a Lunch & Learn presentation, joining a Parents Connect Group, listening to our podcast, or spending time exploring our website and all of its resources.  And if you need more, reach out.  We are here for you.

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Celebrate with us!

CATCH started with a small group of parents who came together with shared experiences and concerns about their children's mental health.

Since then, this organization has grown... and grown... and grown.

Thank you to everyone who has joined in to raise awareness about mental health, provide education, and help us support one another.

It's nice to know we are not alone.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Whether our children are 5, 15, or 25, it's never too soon to talk about mental health.

Let's Catch 'em Early.

When we help our children name their feelings and explore their emotions, they realize their feelings are natural. It empowers them to grow that all-important resilience that supports their mental health.

Watch our video and see some kids talk about their feelings inside and out.


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An Inside Look at Trauma Informed Education

Listen to the Latest CATCH Podcast

How are schools responding to the growing mental health demands of students, especially following a trauma? 

In this episode, Jennifer Ginopolis, Director of Recovery for District 113, which represents Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools, talks about the deliberate steps they are taking following the shooting on July 4th.


CATCH Resources

Check out our original CATCH content featuring local professionals sharing expertise and guidance.

Speaker Series


Video Series

Parents Connect

Parenting is hard.  Parenting a child with mental health issues is  harder.

Join a group of other parents who are walking in your shoes.  We meet weekly to provide a place where people can share their experiences in a confidential setting and find the support that makes a difference. 

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CATCH, Community Action Together for Children's Health, is a 501(c)3 that provides support and education for families around mental health topics. Original content and materials from CATCH and its collaborators are for informational purposes only. They are provided as a general resource and are not specific to any person or circumstance.© CATCH 2022