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A SINGLE ACT OF KINDNESS

CAN CHANGE A LIFE FOREVER.

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ABOUT

Learn more about the Children's Grove mission and our belief that kindness and mental health education change everything.

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PROJECTS

Read more about our ongoing events, activities and programs.

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GET INVOLVED

If you're interested in helping us support mental health initiatives and spread kindness, we need you!

INSPIRING KINDNESS, SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH

INSPIRING KINDNESS, SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH

Recent Events:

Plan Now: Less Stress & More Joy Over the Holidays

Holidays are supposed to be pleasant observances, but often bring an onslaught of stress. This is especially true for families and individuals who are also dealing with mental health situations, when a longer list of coping skills might be needed. The Columbia NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support group some years ago compiled a list of "47 WAYS TO DE-STRESS YOUR HOLIDAYS." Join us in sharing those suggestions. We can all start NOW to plan for less stress over the winter holidays.

Lunch & Learn: Mental Health and Substance Use

Representatives of the Children's Grove organization will explore the connection between mental health and substance use. Adults play a powerful role when it comes to positively influencing young people, and the panel will discuss how to start these conversations with youth. Participants will learn warning signs to look for, how to help and specific factors for working with different age groups. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County.

Social Media and Its Impact on Children & Teens

In this virtual discussion, hear from Chad Rose, Associate Professor in the Special Education Department at MU, who discusses the effects of social media use on youth's mental health, especially in the context of the COVID pandemic and school closures.

Parenting Transgender Youth

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on parenting transgender youth. Parents and volunteer educators from The Center Project and Parents4Parents will discuss struggles faced by transgender and nonbinary youth within their families, and ways to practice trans-affirmative parenting. Co-sponsored with Children's Grove.