We would like to recognize the amazing team of facilitators who offered the first ¡Enfocate! (Focus) workshop!  The workshop is based on the book LEARNING TO BREATHE, a Mindfulness curriculum for adolescents to cultivate emotional regulation, attention, and development created by Patricia Broderick, New Harbinger, 2021. Master Álvaro Acevedo, an expert in human development, carried out the cultural adaptation of the program in collaboration with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies of Colorado State University and that is now offered to our community thanks to the support of the Larimer County Behavioral Health Services (BHS).

This grant enhances our youth and family’s well-being as it aligns with our mission to reduce stigma among our Latinx community. Participants learn to identify their inner emotions and feelings, in a particular way, with a purpose, focusing on the present and without making judgments that prevent them from moving forward. It helps young people make daily decisions, raise awareness of their surroundings, and explore options for happiness and well-being by utilizing simple breathing and meditation techniques along with fun interactive activities. “I can communicate with my mom in a more positive way” said one of the young participants 

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We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to the First Presbyterian Church for letting us use their space that is highly valued and appreciated by the community. If you would like to learn more about our Bridges to Healthy Minds project, please visit https://thefamilycenterfc.org/bridges-to-healthy-minds/

You can also view and share the videos we produced last year regarding stigma and mental health among our migrant community:

Thank you,

Gloria Kat

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