Thursday, March 2 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-520-3476
Please join us for our March meeting of the Center for School Behavioral Health Collaborative. Specific program details TBD
The Center works collaboratively with school districts, public and nonprofit child-serving organizations, institutions of higher learning, community stakeholders including advocacy groups, students and parents to develop and implement projects and policies that promote the well-being of school-age children, prevent the downward trajectory of untreated behavioral health concerns, and appropriately address the needs of children with behavioral disorders, as well as the needs of children that have experienced trauma. The Center promotes participatory research to incubate innovative models addressing the behavioral health needs of school-age children in an integrated manner, and advocates for the implementation of sensible public and school policies to close gaps in services and eliminate constraints that exacerbate the behavioral health needs of students.
For more information, contact The Center for School Behavioral Health at MHA of Greater Houston, contact Janet Pozmantier, Director at email@example.com.