Recently, with funding support from the Foundation of Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) and Winter Park Health Foundation, the Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative (FPI) hosted 60 people for the first of many Nemours Family Nights events in the local community. The objective is to address mental health and behavior issues which many young people face today.
Parents from Brookshire Elementary had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Lisa Spector, Nemours Children’s Hospital’s chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and learn about childhood anxiety, ADHD and other mental/behavioral disorders, in addition to learning about positive behavior management strategies.
During this first Nemours Family Night, students participated in FPI planned activities such as art therapy, guided imagery, music and movement, yoga, and a Nemours “5-2-1-Almost None” physical activity obstacle course. 521AN is Nemours’ way to promote a healthier lifestyle for children and families. It’s based on a daily formula to help parents and educators teach healthy habits to children. Students also had the chance to learn about healthy living messaging through GeoMotion music videos to promote 521AN and Sometimes/Anytime foods and activities.