A mental health education and self identity program of Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County in partnership with local elementary schools.
“I’m Thumbody Special!” is a 50-minute presentation offered to second and third grade classrooms throughout Tippecanoe County. The program focuses on mental health, self-identity, emotions, talking to an adult you trust, respecting yourself and respecting others.
The presentation emphasizes that each child is as special and unique as his/her own thumbprint. Children leave the program with a bookmark that includes their own thumbprints and a Thumbody booklet. A large poster with each child’s thumbprint and a Thumbody pillow are also given to each classroom with the intention that children will be reminded daily of their importance in this world.
To enhance positive self regard and respect for others
among Tippecanoe County grade school students.
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