Thank You For Supporting
The Mental Health of Youth & Children
Childhood and adolescence are critical stages of life for mental health. This is a time when rapid growth and development take place in the brain. Children and adolescents acquire cognitive and social-emotional skills. The consequences of not addressing mental health and psychosocial development for children and adolescents extend to adulthood and limit opportunities for leading fulfilling lives. Childhood Matters supports this development by offering resources to help with prevention and early intervention of mental and emotional health of children, adolescents and their families.
At Childhood Matters our mission is to support and nurture the mental and emotional health of children and youth.
To empower children to embrace and manage all emotions.
Wellness: The mental, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of young children and youth is our priority.
Community Care: We care deeply about children, families and our community. We commit to allowing their needs to guide our work, and to doing whatever it takes to help them thrive.
Compassion: We regard children, youth and their families with understanding, empathy and a willingness to help.
Collaboration: We value and seek the opinions and thoughts of others. We strategically partner to achieve common goals to make a greater impact.
Impartiality: Childhood Matters supports and nurtures the mental health of all children and youth, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, economic status and other diverse backgrounds.We are being guided solely by the needs of children and families.
Educate: To coordinate community events, offer educator and parenting workshops , and provide general information on mental health as well as treatment, and available services for children and youth mental health issues.
Engage: To bring the community together to participate in hands on activities that help promote positive wellbeing.
Empower: To equip children and youth with self-help coping tools.