Heart of Illinois
United Way

Launched in 2016, Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods is part of the Heart of Illinois United Way’s Success By 6  and S3 Initiatives. With more than 20 community partners, Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods provides neighborhood-based educational sessions addressing five key areas of social-emotional health.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods

Sponsored by Heart of Illinois United Way, SAL Child Care Connection and Leaders Change Illinois

Launched in 2016, Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods is part of the Heart of Illinois United Way's Success By 6 and S3 Initiatives. With more than 20 community partners, Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods provides neighborhood-based educational sessions addressing five key areas of social-emotional health:

  1. self-regulation
  2. decision-making skills
  3. self-awareness
  4. building relationships
  5. social-awareness

Mission:

Strengthen children, families and communities by teaching coping skills.

Goal:

Educate, engage and equip local community members with "teach me what to do" strategies that promote positive behaviors for social-emotional health.

Vision:

Work together to build resilient communities.

Audience:

Parents/guardians, grandparents, caregivers, and neighborhood champions.

Community Partners:

AEON Social Emotional Health
Bradley University Teacher Education Department
The Center for Prevention of Abuse
Children’s Home Association of Illinois
City of Peoria, Department of Police/Peoria and Neighborhood Services
FamilyCore
Hult Center for Healthy Living
Human Service Center
NAMI Tri-County Illinois
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois
PCCEO Head Start
Peoria County Bright Futures
Peoria Housing Authority
Peoria Public Schools
Pleasant Hill School District 69
Rogy's Learning Place
Sharon Doubet, Illinois State University
Tazewell-Woodford Head Start
Tazwood Center for Wellness
UnityPoint Health Methodist | Proctor
Woodford County Health Department

Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods Self-Regulation Family Tools

Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods Self-Regulation Family Tools

Provides tips for early childhood, elementary, and junior high/high school youth. The tools focus on:

  • How to Express My Different Feelings
  • How to Deal with Stress and Stressful Situations
  • How to Stay in Control when I have Strong Feelings
  • How to Maintain and Follow a Consistent Routine
  • How to Stay in the Moment

Click here to download a copy of the Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods Self-Regulation Presentation.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods Decision-Making Family Tools

Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods Decision-Making Family Tools

Provides tips for early childhood, elementary, and junior high/high school youth. The tools focus on:

  • How to Identify Beliefs and Values for Decision-Making
  • How to Make Healthy Decisions
  • How My Decisions Impact Myself and Others Now and in the Future
  • How to Be a Role Model
  • How to Find Alternatives to Unhealthy Behaviors

Click here to download a copy of the Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods Decision-Making Skills booklet.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods, a Heart of Illinois United Way program.