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Stress Busters

Stress Busters

Introducing Stress Busters!

We’ll be hosting this weekly program starting on Thursday, January 5, 2023.

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 Briggs District Library 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!

Connect to Community Resources: Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 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.

Ages 11-14: Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 pm 
Teens will 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.  (Teens have the opportunity to receive Amazon gift cards. Details on how these are earned will be discussed with teens at the first meeting and on the official flyer).

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: 4:30-5:30 pm

This youngest 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 : Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Youth ages 7-10 will 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. 

The Stress Busters groups meet every Thursday in the Meeting Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary. 

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

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