Creating awareness about mental wellness can begin in elementary school. This interactive presentation teaches children how to identify their emotions, engage in kind acts, and build empathy, increasing their understanding of how their emotions impact their thoughts and behaviors. Kind Minds is facilitated by one of Minding Your Mind’s licensed mental health clinicians.
Students will learn to recognize, identify, and express emotions in age-appropriate ways. Kind Minds shows children how to engage in kind acts through discussions and role-playing. This presentation will teach kindness skills such as listening, validating, empathizing and how to ask for help. The primary goal of Kind Minds is to cultivate positive reactions while providing children with the tools they need to create meaningful connections, leading to consistent emotional wellness.
After completion of a Kind Minds program:
- children will learn how to identify and regulate their emotions
- children will display kind responses and positive behaviors to peers
- children will enhance their self-esteem through meaningful connections
This is an assembly-based program, taking place during the school day. It is designed for children in grades from kindergarten to 4th grade (ages 4-10).
Through participation in Kind Minds, children will increase their capacity to regulate their emotions and understand how others are feeling. As with all developmental skills, building empathy and kindness requires consistent practice for these skills to become ingrained behaviors for children. By engaging in discussion and role plays aimed at increasing empathy, they are able to build invaluable life skills. Research has shown that when children engage in kind and empathetic behaviors:
- academic performance improves
- they have better communication skills
- they have a lower likelihood of bullying
- they develop stronger and more meaningful relationships
- they report having higher self-esteem
- aggressive behaviors and emotional disorders decrease
- understanding and tolerance of others’ beliefs and opinions increase
Suggested Donation: $250 per presentation
Recommended Presentation Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Ahora ofreciendo Kind Minds en español!
Esta presentación interactiva les enseña a los niños cómo identificar sus emociones, participar en actos amables y generar empatía, aumentando su comprensión de cómo sus emociones impactan sus pensamientos y comportamientos. El objetivo principal de Kind Minds es cultivar reacciones positivas y para enseñar a los niños las herramientas que necesitan para crear conexiones significativas, lo que lleva a un bienestar emocional constante.
Children in grades from kindergarten to 4th grade (ages 4-10).
Kind Minds está disponible en español.
Kind Minds está disponível em português.
“The Kind Minds program was the perfect assembly for students to attend this year! The information about managing emotions is so relevant and I was incredibly impressed with both Suzelle and Marissa. I would definitely recommend to my counseling colleagues!”
—Jamie Truncellito, school counselor
Kind Minds is inspired by the mission of the Be Kind. Always. Foundation. Founded by siblings Timothy and Jessica Griffin to honor their younger brother, Stephen, who lost his life to depression, the Be Kind. Always Foundation promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention by spreading Stephen’s message of kindness and humility.