Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!
Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is teaming up with DTDL to offer fun and engaging skills-based groups at the library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!
Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Thursdays, 1-2 pm
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.
Ages 7-10 & 11-14: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.
Both groups will meet at the same time in different areas of the room.
The Stress Busters groups meet every Thursday in the Elmwood Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the library. (Consent/registration forms are not required for this program.)
For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.
Connect to Community Resources
Thursdays, 2-4:30 pm
Youth Engagement Specialists from Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties will also be available at the library on Thursdays to answer questions about accessing behavioral health services and connect families to community resources. No appointment needed, just stop by. They will be located in a Literacy Room (near the Youth Desk).