This program seeks to improve the mental well-being of children and families in Miami-Dade through three initiatives. The first will provide education to children, youth and adults community-wide; another will serve Kristi House child clients and their caregivers; and the third will target service providers, particularly those who work with children and youth. The program builds upon Kristi House’s history of child safety prevention education in the community and training for other providers in evidence-based practices.
Mindful Mondays with Kristi House:
Join Kristi House for FREE community programs to help you cope with the challenges life throws your way. Sign up now for one or more sessions. Sessions take place on Mondays, either virtually or in-person.
What You Will Learn:
A flexible curriculum using evidence-based approaches from Hazelden Publishing. Not a clinical intervention.
TOPIC 1: ANGER
SESSION 1: Experiencing Anger, May 1 – Exercises illustrate ways that people may internalize anger or express it through aggressive behavior.
SESSION 2: Anger in Our Lives, May 9 – Exercises in this section help learners recognize how anger affects them physically and examine how their early life experiences influence their current expressions of anger. Specific worksheets on levels of anger and consequences help learners determine whether their feelings correspond to their actions when they’re upset and explore the impact of their anger on different areas of their lives.
SESSION 3: Facing Our Anger, May 16 – This section helps learners recognize the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Worksheets on core beliefs and distorted thinking are intended to help learners identify and challenge their destructive thought patterns. In addition, exercises address the importance of differentiating between events that can and cannot be controlled and determining when it’s best to simply accept matters as they are.
SESSION 4: Managing Our Anger Constructively, May 23 – Exercises in this section introduce techniques that learners can use to calm down and defuse tension when they find themselves feeling overwhelmed by anger. Specific worksheets focus on grounding and mindfulness in addition to effective communication strategies. A personalized plan for anger management concludes the workbook.
Kristi House Project HeadSTRONG presents MBF Mental Health Matters™ by Monique Burr Foundation for Children.
The consequences of failing to address adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults.
Kristi House continues to support our community’s children to stay safe and HeadSTRONG by offering an age-appropriate Mental Well-Being Program for children and teens. MBF Mental Health Matters™ is part of the comprehensive, evidence-based and trauma-informed curriculum provided by the Monique Burr Foundation, MBF Child Safety Matters.
GRADES K – 5, one 50-minute lesson
GRADES 6 – 12, three 55-minute lessons
All youth programs have an accompanying curriculum specifically for adults and parents. To learn more about mental health programming for youth and to schedule lessons at your school, please contact:
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