We encourage you to support events in your local communities to help raise awareness and increase knowledge about the benefits of services and supports for behavioral health challenges and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We're happy to post information about events, support groups, and training that are relevant to our mission and the people we serve.  Please send details about events in your community to and we’ll post them if they meet our web content criteria. 

Upcoming Events

Check out what's happening in the counties we serve.

Nov 21, 2018

Child Community Collaborative - Columbus County

For more information, contact:

David Tart, MS, LPC
Southern Regional Director

Nov 21, 2018

Child Community Collaborative - Chowan County

For more information contact

Tracey Webster
System of Care Coordinator

Nov 22, 2018

Child Community Collaborative - Pamlico County

For more information, contact:

Jean Kenefick 
System of Care Coordinator 

Nov 26, 2018

Child Community Collaborative - Tyrrell County

For more information, contact:

Chinita Vaughan
System of Care Coordinator

Nov 27, 2018

Child Community Collaborative - Tri-County (Brunswick, New Hanover & Pender)

For more information, contact:

David Tart, MS, LPC
Southern Regional Director

Nov 27, 2018

Community Resource Fair

Join the Carteret County for an opportunity to discover the wonderful resources they have to offer.

  • More information click HERE 

For any questions contact:
Stephanie Stevenson at

Nov 28, 2018

NC START East Clinical Education Team

Please join the NC START East Team for an interactive discussion designed to improve the capacity of the local community to provide support to individuals with ID/DD and co-occurring mental and behavioral health needs through clinical teaching.

November Topic:  Dangerous and Risk Taking Behaviors: A discussion about how deficits in executive functioning can affect individuals with IDD
Location: Greenville, NC 

Presented by:
Priscila Norris, MS, MSW, LCSW, START Clinical Director  And
Dr. John Diamond MD, START Medical Director 

Please contact Brittany Scheidell at with questions and to register.

Nov 30, 2018

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.

For more information and to register contact:

Dec 1, 2018

Sensitive Santa - Elizabeth City

Sensitive Santa is an opportunity for persons with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities to meet Santa in sensory friendly environment.

Schedule a time to meet Santa by sending a text to 252-562-6221 or 252-384-8168

Dec 2, 2018

Santa Cares

Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours in a calming environment.

Media Inquiries

Please email with your request or to be added to our media distribution list.

View our  “Communications Guide on Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities” for appropriate language and descriptions to use.



Psychosis: Can You Spot It?

Free webinars for up to 4 CEUs or Contact Hours

An educational series that addresses the common signs and symptoms of first episode psychosis, as well as the barriers to recognition by health care providers.

  • Module 1:
    Psychosis: Can You Spot It?
  • Module 2:
    "Mind-tricks,” Attenuated-Psychosis, and Full Psychosis: What’s the Difference and Why You Should Care
  • Module 3:
    Why Clinicians Miss Diagnosis and What You Can Do About It
  • Module 4:
    Unmasking Psychosis