Mental and Behavioral Health

Joint Announcement: Explore the Outdoors and Family Nature Clubs kickoff during Children and Nature month (April)

April 1, 2009 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthNationalParks and LandPhysical ActivityStatewideUncategorized

For Immediate Release Columbus area celebrates kickoff of Explore the Outdoors and Family Nature Clubs Increased focus on the health benefits of free play in nature spur new programs (Columbus, OH) – More and more studies are concluding that free play in nature is a cheap and simple treatment for many recent childhood ills, including obesity, […]

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Next Membership Meeting is April 16 at Indianola Children’s Center

March 4, 2009 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsFundingLegislationMental and Behavioral HealthOctober Action ItemsParentingParks and LandSpiritual and ReligiousStatewide

Please join us for our next membership meeting, April 16, at the Indianola Children’s Center. Time: 7-8:30pm This meeting is open to the full membership. We haven’t set the agenda yet, but we always allow time for members to introduce themselves and “pitch” their organization and what they do. You are welcome to suggest agenda […]

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We are requesting your comments and suggestions on the draft Ohio Obesity Prevention Plan by February 20, 2009

February 11, 2009 kidsandnature Mental and Behavioral HealthStatewide

February 9, 2009 Dear Ohioans: It is well understood that the obesity epidemic is one of today’s most pressing public health issues. Recognizing this major health threat, Governor Ted Strickland issued a directive to the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Healthy Ohio to create a comprehensive obesity prevention plan for the state. A draft […]

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Health & Hunger – MLK Weekend of Community Service (Weekend Event – January 17)

January 8, 2009 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsMental and Behavioral Health

http://www.pic2009.org/page/event/detail/4v7rb The Collaborative has been invited to take part in Clintonville and Worthington’s effort to participate in the National Service Day being declared by President-elect Obama for Martin Luther King Day Weekend. There will be a community fair focusing on Health and Hunger Jan. 17 and another event on the 18th you can see at […]

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New discussion course at Stratford about kids and consumer culture

October 20, 2008 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthParenting

>The Stratford Ecological Center welcomes you to join the Healthy >Children/Healthy Planet discussion course now forming at Stratford. Join >in this 8-part discussion class to explore how the effects of advertising >and our consumer culture can influence a child’s view of the world, discuss >ways to create meaningful family times and healthful environments for >children, […]

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Must-read article – new study backs up LNCI principles

October 18, 2008 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthParenting

October 17, 2008, 12:09 pm A ‘Dose of Nature’ for Attention Problems blog link Parents of children with attention deficit problems are always looking for new strategies to help their children cope. An interesting new study suggests that spending time in nature may help. A small study conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign […]

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Leave No Child Inside Summit 08 Notes: Student’s Perspective

October 9, 2008 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsMental and Behavioral HealthParenting

Students Want Access Group members: Itzia Lesnick, New Albany High School Katie Sosinski, New Albany High School Jay Griffith, New Albany High School Nettie Ferguson, ADAMH mental health board Josh Flory, New Albany Middle School teacher Christine Green, Columbus Public Health Emily Patton, MRDD teacher Colleen Sharkey, Godman Guild Chloe Baumann, New Albany High School […]

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NPR piece on unstructured play:

February 21, 2008 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentMental and Behavioral HealthParenting

Thanks to new member Kely Mertz for pointing out this piece on Morning Edition. Click here to listen Morning Edition, February 21, 2008 · On October 3, 1955, the Mickey Mouse Club debuted on television. As we all now know, the show quickly became a cultural icon, one of those phenomena that helped define an […]

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ParkScope column about Leave No Child Inside debuts today!

November 28, 2007 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentMental and Behavioral HealthParks and Land

This appeared today … thank you John! Click here to view it in all its pdf glory on page 4. (pdf version of MetroParks ParkScope.) From the Executive Director John O’Meara Leave no child inside In the not so distant past kids tromped through the woods, played in parks, chased after butterflies and fished in […]

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Summit Notes: How can we all collectively market what we are already doing?

November 8, 2007 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsFundingMental and Behavioral HealthParentingParks and Land

Convener: Heather Starck Participants: Andrea Hedge, Christine Godward, Marc Behrendt, John O’Meara, Kelli Drummer, Val Mitrione, Alice Hohl, and about 20 other people! Summary: Create a collective message, logo/tagline First step: Market internally within your constituency and use this joint message -Get together to pool resources to create PSAs, brochures, etc. -Tap into green movement: […]

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