Youth Resiliency Committee: The Importance Of Play

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Youth Resiliency Committee News:

The summer break is just more than half over! The Youth Resiliency Committee hopes that the youth and families of this community have had a chance to relax and enjoy the free time of summer.

Summer is a fantastic time to practice skills that people are trying to improve. It is a time to learn new skills in preparation for new challenges. But don’t forget summer also is a time to play.
Playtime and downtime are crucial to the development of resilient youth. Take a few minutes to watch this video by Dr. Ken Ginsburg on the importance of child-driven play. Remember to enjoy the last few weeks of summer!
The Youth Resiliency Committee is a sub-committee of the Los Alamos Community Health Council. Its mission is to promote well-being for youth and their families by bringing awareness to issues, highlighting activities, and promoting resources in and around this community. The committee meets 9:30-11 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the Los Alamos Teen Center. All are welcome to attend.
The Youth Resiliency Committee monthly newsletter and more information can be found here. Contact Kristine Coblentz at 505.663.2263 or to be added to the mailing list.