Fun Family Activities at the YMCA

Flex Your Family Fun

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The YMCA of Metro Denver is a place between home and school where everyone belongs.

During the month of April 2022 at YMCAs across the city, we hosted Flex Your Family Fun, a series of activities and classes and shared experiences that lifted up your family and community. 

Each week featured a theme focused on family fitness, sports, fun and health. 

We were pleased to partner with Children's Hospital Colorado, whose experts offered four sessions focused on kids and mental health during the month. 

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Past Events:

Building Resiliency | April 5, 2022 | University Hills YMCA

In this presentation, Marisa Taylor will discuss resiliency and other factors that improve mental health and wellness. Tips & tricks will be shared and you can create your own plan for building and maintaining resiliency. Bio - Marisa Taylor.

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COVID-19 and Mental Health | April 14, 2022 | Aurora YMCA

In this presentation, Dr. Jessica Hawks will describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of youth and families. She will then suggest specific strategies that youth and families can use to help cope during these difficult times, as well as provide resources for those needing additional mental health supports.  Bio - Dr. Jessica Hawks.

 

Stress Management | April 20, 2022 | Aurora YMCA

Dr. Ben Mullin's presentation will provide information about stress, its relationship to anxiety, and the ways that excessive anxiety can manifest in youth. He will also discuss ways to promote resilience among children and adolescents, including effective parenting strategies. Bio - Dr. Ben Mullin.

 

Kids and Technology | April 26, 2022 | Littleton YMCA

During Dr. Jenna Glover’s presentation participants will learn about the impact of technology use on youth mental health. Information will be provided regarding what type of technology use is most toxic to youth mental health as well as what ways technology can support growth and promote wellness in our children. Finally, the presentation will offer tips for how to help kids become responsible digital citizens. Bio - Dr. Jenna Glover.

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Take a look at these parenting tips from the experts at Children's Hospital of Colorado: