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Our Programs

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners

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University of Minnesota Extension's Children, Youth and Family Consortium is partnering with Bruce Vento Elementary School in Saint Paul, MN to enhance student health and learning.

 GOAL ONE

 

Develop engaging learning environments that enhance student academic success​.

 GOAL TWO

 

Increase family and community access to healthy foods.

 GOAL THREE

 

Build positive connections between the school and the surrounding community.


Mental Health

Wellness

Student Learning

Family Innovations provides mental health services for over 50 children and families.

Cooking classes teach parents and children how to prepare healthy foods from the garden.

Working in the garden boosts collaboration and problem solving skills.

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What are the Benefits of Nature to Mental Health? (272 K PDF) — See our recent summary on the importance of nature spaces for children’s mental health.

Trauma Sensitive Practice in Schools (video; 4:43) — Our trauma-sensitive practices in schools video highlights some tips teachers can use in the classroom for children with challenging behaviors.

Research on School Success — Review the research on factors for school success and more.

Child Trauma Toolkit for EducatorsThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network — Download this toolkit in English or Spanish to understand and respond to the specific needs of traumatized children.

There's no such thing as a bad kid in these Spokane, WA, trauma-informed elementary schoolsACES Too High News — Check out this school's method for working with children who have experienced trauma.

A Quiet Place: A healing environment Support for Learning — Read this article to learn how to creating calming spaces fosters resilience and healing.

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