Tuesday, February 28 2017
Art sparks the brains of children. In fact, it improves their mental health. Studies show, kids who participate in art gain skills that help them make decisions, solve problems, think creatively, and work with a team. It also motivates them to learn and helps improve their academic performance. Art helps children visually express their perceptions and feelings; and, improves their mood, calms them down and helps give them focus.
We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual #HTXMentalHealth Children’s Art Contest. The contest is open to children 5-14 years old now through April 1, 2017. The contest theme is, “How I Feel About Myself.” Children should live in the Greater Houston, Texas Gulf Coast region which encompasses Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, and Austin Counties. Winners are awarded more than $300 in prizes and honored at a reception and ceremony at a location TBD.
Enter Your Child Now
Traci Patterson, email@example.com, 713-520-3476
FOR A SPECIAL SCREENING OF
Newtown chronicles the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history: a shooting that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and 6 educators in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.
Following the screening of Newtown, join the Graduate College of Social Work in a panel discussion to explore the impact of traumatic events on children’s mental health and to prepare for the 85th legislative session by learning about mental health policy priorities for which to advocate.
To register, click here