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Becoming a ConnectEd Hub

Schools receiving AFHK's designation of a ConnectEd Hub implement best practices related to social-emotional health and youth risk behavior prevention.

Use the resources below to inform your school's implementation of best practices, take action, and begin making your school ConnectEd today!

Take Action with the School Health Index

Take the AFHK School Health Index (SHI) now to determine your school’s eligibility or track on your progress! Use the collection of resources below to work toward or maintain comprehensive implementation of best practices related to social-emotional health and risk behavior prevention.

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ConnectEd Child Health Best Practices

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs)

Practicing mindfulness helps us to reset, refocus and energize for what's ahead! Learn more about Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) and how to practice them at school or at home.

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Bullying Prevention

Best practice tips for helping identify and prevent bullying at home and at school.

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Creative Spaces to Inspire

Learn how to build a creative classroom or space that inspires children, gets them moving, and helps improve their focus, creativity, and behavior.

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ConnectEd Activities

Mindful Breathing Exercises

Deep and thoughtful breathing exercises help to calm the nervous system and can act as a “reset” in times of unrest. Explore these mindful breathing exercises and make them your own!

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Journaling and Reflective Writing

Reflective writing allows us to list our thoughts, emotions, and questions in order to gain a deeper understanding to what we are feeling and how we relate to the world around us.

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Feeling Through Colors

Discover ways to help children of all ages identify and express feelings through a rainbow of colors and art.

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Creative Expression and Movement

Have fun and explore feelings and emotions through movement and dance.

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Yoga for Children

It’s often assumed that one must already be flexible and physically fit to participate in yoga. One of the many great aspects of yoga is that it can be modified to fit the age, goals and abilities of almost anyone.

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Sensory Play

Help kids get in touch with their senses by facilitating sensory play using interesting materials to create tactile and visual experiences.

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