We are so grateful for Funny Girl Events for their support. Come and join us on May 18th for a fun night of comedy. After the show you will hear all about Childhood Matters and it’s mission. Buy your tickets here:
At Childhood Matters we are committed to fostering a culture that values mental health and well-being for all and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment where every child and youth feels valued, supported, and empowered.
From the Childhood Matters team:
We extend our deepest appreciation for the partnership and collaboration of our sponsors, community partners, event volunteers and mental health ambassadors. Your involvement has left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all who participated. We look forward to continuing our work together to create a healthier, happier, and more supportive community towards wellness and mental health.
The event is just 3 hours away. We look forward to seeing you there.
We are grateful for the support of our local businesses that have donated amazing items toward the silent auction that will be at the event on May 6th.
Bid on tickets, a skateboard from , a basket of goodies, toys from .toys and so much more.
All proceeds from this auction will be going towards supporting our mission.
We would like to take thank and Vision Hankook Motors, Inc for sponsoring the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Community Playdate on May 6th.
In order to meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals and businesses just like you, we wouldn't be able to serve those in our community. Your generosity towards this event will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue and expand our work.
The April Nominate A Star program will be sending a Wellness toolbox to a public hospital working predominately with low-income children, many of whom are under the care of DCFS (child protective services) or the juvenile justice system.
The Childlife Program at this hospital is a new program and is looking for ways to continue to support their pediatric patients' psychosocial development.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. On May 6th, we bring to you hands-on learning and resources on wellness, mental and emotional health in , California
Over 30 community partners have joined hands to support the well-being of children and youth.
We look forward to welcoming the community to this informative and fun family morning.
Mindfulness help children and teens slow down and really take notice of what they are doing, even if it means just focusing on their breath. We can say that being mindful is the opposite of multitasking.
A “brain break” is an activity that takes you away from hard mental work and allows your brain and body to reset.
Learn all about brain breaks at the Childhood Matters table, brought to you by our ambassadors at the Mental Health Awareness Community Event on May 6th
What is your favorite brain break activity?
Children often have emotions that seem irrational to adults, but that doesn’t make them any less powerful. Instead of dismissing these feelings, it’s more constructive to offer validation by encouraging kids to experience the feelings along with the thoughts and physical sensations that accompany them.
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members” ~ Coretta Scott King
Thank you Jessica Sawyer for taking the time to learn about our mission and to invest in our Mental Health Awareness Community Event on May 6th. We are so grateful for your sponsorship.
People who’ve survived a traumatic event, including kids and teens, can take important steps to feel better and experience relief from stress. One of these therapeutic strategies is using trauma coping statements.
On Earth Day let’s remember our own connection with nature they has the power to improve mental wellbeing, increase energy and enhance creativity.
Our Mental Health Ambassadors work collectively to bring mental health awareness, inclusion and stigma reduction to their schools and communities.
We welcome Ayla to our team of Ambassadors.
Ayla is a junior in High School and has been a Girl Scout for 4 years. She is first aid and CPR certified. She loves photography and has been doing photography for almost 6 years. She loves to read realistic fiction, mystery and horror.
Thank you for taking the step towards making a difference.
This summer we will be encouraging children and youth to pay it forward by completing acts of kindness for others.
Mark your calendars for June 17th for the kindness kickoff.