Project HeadSTRONG
Mental Well-Being Programs

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.

For Adults:

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 virtually on Mondays from 12 pm – 2 pm.

Download the Flyer for Mindful Mondays (PDF)

VIRTUAL:
Via Zoom
Mondays, 12 pm – 2 pm

Topics Covered:

  • Anger (May 2022)
  • Self-Esteem & Self-Compassion (July and August 2022)
  • Depression (October 2022) – Register Now
  • Anxiety
  • Shame & Guilt
  • Grief

Win a $50 Gift Card! Two winners will be selected at random per topic for those who attend ALL four (4) sessions and complete ALL four (4) surveys. We welcome your attendance at individual sessions, but we encourage your participation in all four (4) to ensure the best learning outcomes.

What You Will Learn:

  • Recognize signs and symptoms
  • Identify healthy coping strategies
  • Challenge negative thinking patterns
  • Practice grounding and mindfulness techniques
  • Identify healthy habits to enhance well-being
  • Develop assertive communication skills
  • Plan for ongoing support

A flexible curriculum using evidence-based approaches from Hazelden Publishing. Not a clinical intervention.

ANGER:
  • Section 1: Experiencing Anger
    • MAY 2
  • Section 2: Anger in Our Lives
    • MAY 9
  • Section 3: Facing Our Anger
    • MAY 16
  • Section 4: Managing Our Anger Constructively
    • MAY 23
SELF-ESTEEM & SELF-COMPASSION:
  • Section 1: Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion
    • JULY 11
  • Section 2: Self-Esteem and Our Life Experience
    • JULY 18
  • Section 3: Facing Our Self-Esteem
    • JULY 25
  • Section 4: Building Blocks to a Better Self
    • AUGUST 1
DEPRESSION:
  • Section 1: What is Depression?
    • OCTOBER 3
  • Section 2: Depression in My Life
    • OCTOBER 17
  • Section 3: Facing Depression
    • OCTOBER 24
  • Section 4: Managing Depression Effectively
    • OCTOBER 31

For Kids:

Kristi House Project HeadSTRONG presents MBF Mental Health Matters™ by Monique Burr Foundation for Children.

  • Globally, one in seven 10 – 19 year-olds experiences a mental disorder, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group.
  • Depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders are among the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents.
  • Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15 -19 year-olds.

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

MBF Child Safety Matters, Mental Health Matters

GRADES K – 5, one 50-minute lesson

  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Choices 
  • Coping Skills 
  • Introduction to Substances and Alcohol
  • Refusal Skills 
  • Help and Resources
MBF Teen Safety Matters, Mental Health Matters:

GRADES 6 – 12, three 55-minute lessons

LESSON 1

  • Mental Illness
  • Reducing Stigma
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Coping Skills and Resilience

LESSON 2

  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • The Effects of Drugs
  • Refusal Skills
  • Help and Resources

LESSON 3

  • Self-Harm
  • Suicide
  • Help and Resources

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:

Deborah Billings, Director of Prevention Education, DBillings@kristihouse.org, 786-510-6405

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