ChildBuilders

ChildBuilders Through school-based programs and professional training, we work to ensure that children are respected, nurtured, and protected.
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In addition, our programs promote healthy social and emotional development in all children and families. Our Strategy is to train individuals to deliver our solutions to children and youth of greater Houston and measurably influence their awareness, beliefs and attitudes. This promotes healthy decision-making skills which are proven to prevent risky behaviors and abuse.

🌟You're invited to ChildBuilders' Wine Tasting! 🍷 Together with our event sponsors, First Community Credit Union and The...
12/19/2023

🌟You're invited to ChildBuilders' Wine Tasting! 🍷 Together with our event sponsors, First Community Credit Union and The Texas Wine School, join us in celebrating our incredible school partners and donors. Your support empowers children, parents, and educators. Let's raise a glass to a brighter future together!

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January 25, 2024
5:30 - 7:30 PM
The Loft @ The Texas Wine School

Learn more: https://childbuilders.org/news/wine-tasting-and-celebration-2024/

Share!Our Parenting With Empathy 2-Part Series starts on Wednesday. Download, share, post, forward our flyer to anyone y...
12/05/2023

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Our Parenting With Empathy 2-Part Series starts on Wednesday. Download, share, post, forward our flyer to anyone you think would like to add some tools to their positive parenting toolbox.

Download Flyer:https://childbuilders.org/mp-files/parent-webinar-flyer-parenting-with-empathy-series.pdf

Register Now: https://childbuilders.org/pwe1

FACT: It costs $70K to treat a child for the mental health fall-out of childhood trauma. It costs only $25 to teach the ...
11/28/2023

FACT: It costs $70K to treat a child for the mental health fall-out of childhood trauma. It costs only $25 to teach the same child resilience-building skills to prevent and reduce trauma.

🌟 This , let's make a difference together! Join us in supporting ChildBuilders as we empower children, parents, and educators to build resilient communities. Your contribution helps create a world where every child grows with empathy, strength, and the ability to overcome challenges.

❤️Donate at
https://childbuilders.org/gtsocial
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~New Dates for Our Popular Webinar Series ~Embark on a transformative parenting journey with ChildBuilders' "Parenting W...
11/27/2023

~New Dates for Our Popular Webinar Series ~

Embark on a transformative parenting journey with ChildBuilders' "Parenting With Empathy" webinar series. In this two-part series, discover practical tools and insights to nurture empathy, strengthen connections, and build a resilient family foundation.

Part 1: Creating a Nurturing Environment - December 6, 12PM-1PM
Part 2: Connection and Correction - January 19, 12PM-1PM

Interactive discussion hosted by Priscilla Bagley, MEd
Register at ChildBuilders.org/events

🍁✨ Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with warmth and gratitude! 🦃🍂ChildBuilders extends warm wishes for a joyful Thanksg...
11/24/2023

🍁✨ Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with warmth and gratitude! 🦃🍂

ChildBuilders extends warm wishes for a joyful Thanksgiving to our resilient Houston community. On this day of gratitude, we express our appreciation for the strength and unity that binds us together. May your homes be filled with the warmth of friends and family, laughter, and the shared moments that create lasting memories. As we gather to give thanks, let us also reflect on the importance of nurturing relationships and building a community where every child can thrive. Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrating our impactful collaboration with Pearland ISD! 🌟🍎 This year has seen remarkable achievements:1️⃣ All element...
11/23/2023

Celebrating our impactful collaboration with Pearland ISD! 🌟🍎 This year has seen remarkable achievements:

1️⃣ All elementary and middle school counselors received updated training in Stand Strong * Stay Safe, empowering them with essential tools to support our children's safety and mental health.

2️⃣ ChildBuilders proudly presented three insightful workshops this Fall through Pearland ISD's Coffee with Counselors initiative, reaching and engaging Pearland-area parents.

3️⃣ Last year alone, over 3,000 children in 8 elementary and middle schools experienced the positive impact of ChildBuilders' programs. Pearland ISD's commitment to expanding this influence to more schools showcases their dedication to nurturing the well-being of every child.

Pearland ISD stands as a model for the successful implementation of ChildBuilders' programs. We extend our deepest gratitude for their unwavering partnership and district-level support. Together, we are building a community where every child can thrive! 🏫💙

Join Pearland ISD in supporting students through critical resilience-building and personal safety skills. Bring ChildBuilders to your schools today! https://childbuilders.org/programs/ or get in touch by email or DM.

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🍂 ChildBuilders Fall Campaign: Empower, Educate, Protect 🍂In a world filled with challenges, our children and teens are ...
11/22/2023

🍂 ChildBuilders Fall Campaign: Empower, Educate, Protect 🍂

In a world filled with challenges, our children and teens are navigating adversity and complex emotions they may not understand. ChildBuilders is here to make a difference.

🌟 What's New? Our Safety Education program is now culturally sensitive, trauma-aware, and more impactful. Last year, we reached 32,670 children, 1,660 adults, 13 school districts, and 189 schools.

🗣️ What Educators Say: "This program has made a resonating impact," says a school counselor. "Simple, helpful phrases and tips keep kids safe. Even years later, families remember and use these lessons in difficult situations."

🤝 Join the Cause: For just $25, you can empower a child with emotional well-being and social skills. It costs $70,000 to treat a child subjected to trauma. Let's reach our $25,000 goal and make a lasting impact.

🎁 Your Support Matters: Help create resilient, happy, and healthy families, schools and communities. Donate now! https://childbuilders.org/fall-campaign/

📢 ChildBuilders' Educator Newsletter is here! 🍎 Explore tools for mental health, abuse prevention, and resilience. 🔄 Ref...
11/10/2023

📢 ChildBuilders' Educator Newsletter is here! 🍎 Explore tools for mental health, abuse prevention, and resilience. 🔄 Refresher Training available - sign up now! 🤝 Seeking new partnerships in Alief ISD and Aldine ISD as part of a new project funded by The Powell Foundation. 🎓 Upcoming Educator Webinars. 🌟 Spotlight on Fort Bend ISD. 📚 Explore our Curricula!

Visit our website.
https://childbuilders.org/news/educator-newsletter-november-2023/

🌟 Empowering Parents, Nurturing Children's Mental Health! 🌈 Join our upcoming webinar:🧘 Mindful Parenting Workshop🗓️ Nov...
11/09/2023

🌟 Empowering Parents, Nurturing Children's Mental Health! 🌈 Join our upcoming webinar:

🧘 Mindful Parenting Workshop
🗓️ November 15, 2023
🕛 12 - 1 pm (English with Spanish Interpretation)

Discover the power of mindfulness in parenting! Learn to focus on the present, reduce stress, and respond to challenges with kindness and openness. This workshop is designed to support parents and caregivers in navigating the complexities of raising children.

Register Now: https://childbuilders.org/LMP

🎉🚀 ¡Potencie Sus Habilidades de Crianza! 🚀🎉Únete a nosotros el 25 de octubre de 12 p.m. a 1 p.m. para un taller revelado...
10/21/2023

🎉🚀 ¡Potencie Sus Habilidades de Crianza! 🚀🎉

Únete a nosotros el 25 de octubre de 12 p.m. a 1 p.m. para un taller revelador: "Manteniendo a los Niños Seguros en un Mundo Problemático" 🌎.

Desbloquee el poder de estrategias proactivas para identificar y detener el abuso infantil antes de que ocurra. ¡Saldrás con un tesoro de conocimientos sobre el maltrato infantil, herramientas vitales para identificar signos y síntomas, y formas prácticas de prevenir el trauma! 🌟

🗓️ ¡Marque Su Calendario!
📅 25 de octubre
⏰ 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
En inglés y en español

🔥 ¡No te lo pierdas! ¡Regístrese AHORA! 🔥
https://childbuilders.org/KCS/ or Link in Bio

🎉🚀Supercharge Your Parenting Skills! 🚀🎉Join us on October 25th from 12pm-1pm for an eye-opening workshop: "Keeping Child...
10/19/2023

🎉🚀Supercharge Your Parenting Skills! 🚀🎉

Join us on October 25th from 12pm-1pm for an eye-opening workshop: "Keeping Children Safe in a Troubled World" 🌎.

Unlock the power of proactive strategies to identify and stop child abuse before it happens. You'll walk away with insights about child maltreatment, life-saving tools to identify signs and symptoms, and actionable ways to prevent trauma. 🌟

🗓️ Mark Your Calendar!
📅 October 25th
⏰ 12pm - 1pm Central
Broadcast in English and Spanish!

🔥 Don't Miss Out! Register NOW! 🔥
https://childbuilders.org/KCS/

🌟 Unlock the power of empathy and connection in your classroom! 🧡Join our FREE webinar: "Cultivating Healthy Classrooms ...
10/16/2023

🌟 Unlock the power of empathy and connection in your classroom! 🧡

Join our FREE webinar: "Cultivating Healthy Classrooms with Empathy and Connection" on Wednesday, September 18, from 10-11 AM (Online via Zoom). Free CE credits for Texas teachers, social workers, and LPC's are available.

🚀 Discover strategies to create a nurturing environment for students.
💡 Learn how empathy can transform your teaching approach.

Don't miss out! Register now at https://childbuilders.org/edchc and let's make a positive impact together. 📚👩‍🏫

🌟 Calling all Educators! Join us for a transformative webinar: "When Life Gets Hard: Coping With Adverse Childhood Exper...
10/06/2023

🌟 Calling all Educators! Join us for a transformative webinar: "When Life Gets Hard: Coping With Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma."

🧠 Gain insights into supporting children facing adversity.
💥Learn 5 strategies to help children HEAL from trauma
📚 Earn FREE continuing education credits.

Don't miss this chance to make a difference in young lives. Register now: LINK IN BIO or https://childbuilders.org/edt
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📚✨ Exciting News! Explore our October 2023 Educator Newsletter packed with updates:🌟 Curriculum Updates👩‍🏫 Curriculum Tr...
10/03/2023

📚✨ Exciting News! Explore our October 2023 Educator Newsletter packed with updates:
🌟 Curriculum Updates
👩‍🏫 Curriculum Training
🎓 Upcoming Webinars
🌟 Spotlight on Pasadena ISD

Stay informed, stay empowered! Read the newsletter now: LINK IN BIO! https://childbuilders.org/news/educator-newsletter-october-2023/ 📚🍎

🌟🎂   ON THIS DAY: We Celebrate The Birthday Of Muriel Folloder Phillips (1921-2016).Muriel lived her life with respect, ...
09/19/2023

🌟🎂 ON THIS DAY: We Celebrate The Birthday Of Muriel Folloder Phillips (1921-2016).

Muriel lived her life with respect, love, and compassion. We honor her every day by practicing and teaching these values through our work at ChildBuilders.

Muriel was one of ChildBuilders' brilliant founders. Throughout her life, she was a steadfast supporter, offering guidance and wisdom until her passing at age 94. Beloved by the Houston community, she received many humanitarian awards for her achievements on behalf of children with mental health needs. Those who were fortunate to know her will always remember the sparkle in her eye, her strength in conviction, her compassion for those less fortunate, her passion, and her fearlessness in speaking out for children. Her enduring legacy continues to inspire us.

Read more at ChildBuilders.org/about/

🤔 Is physical discipline equivalent to child abuse? 🚫 No! Child physical abuse involves intentional harm by a parent or ...
09/19/2023

🤔 Is physical discipline equivalent to child abuse? 🚫 No! Child physical abuse involves intentional harm by a parent or caregiver, leaving marks, bruises, or lasting pain. That's NOT discipline.

Announcing ChildBuilders' Webinar for Educators: RECOGNIZING AND REPORTING CHILD MALTREATMENT. Join our workshop to gain confidence in recognizing child maltreatment and knowing when to report. Teachers, social workers and LPC's licensed in Texas Earn 1 hour of CE credit💪👨‍🏫📚 This workshop is offered free thanks to our funders.

📅Wednesday, September 20 2023
🕙10-11AM
💻Live on Zoom
https://childbuilders.org/EDRR

📢 Dive into ChildBuilders' September Educator Newsletter for our latest updates! Join our webinars to boost your skills,...
09/07/2023

📢 Dive into ChildBuilders' September Educator Newsletter for our latest updates! Join our webinars to boost your skills, connect with us, and explore empowering programs for educators, parents, and caregivers. Together, let's make a lasting impact on children's lives. Get all the details here: https://childbuilders.org/news/

🌟 Join us on September 13, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM! 🕛Register: https://childbuilders.org/pwe1 or click the link in bio....
09/06/2023

🌟 Join us on September 13, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM! 🕛

Register: https://childbuilders.org/pwe1 or click the link in bio.

Parenting with empathy is essential to creating a nurturing environment for our children. In our workshop "Parenting with Empathy, Part 1: Creating a Nurturing Environment for Children", we will provide you with practical tools to cultivate a strong connection with your children.

You will learn how to use empathy and assertiveness as a guide to raising healthy and balanced adults. We'll explore practical strategies you can apply at home to strengthen those special bonds with your children.

Don't miss it! Join us on September 13 and discover how empathy can transform your parenting. 🧡👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

🌟 ¡Únase a nosotros el 13 de septiembre, de 12:00 PM a 1:00 PM! 🕛Ser padres con empatía es esencial para crear un entorn...
09/05/2023

🌟 ¡Únase a nosotros el 13 de septiembre, de 12:00 PM a 1:00 PM! 🕛

Ser padres con empatía es esencial para crear un entorno enriquecedor para sus niños. En nuestro taller "Ser Padres con Empatía, Parte 1", le proporcionaremos herramientas prácticas para cultivar una conexión sólida con sus hijos.

Aprenderá cómo utilizar la empatía y la asertividad como guía para criar adultos saludables y equilibrados. Exploraremos estrategias prácticas que puede aplicar en su hogar para fortalece esos vínculos especiales con tus hijos.

¡No se lo pierda! Regístrese ahora en https://childbuilders.org/pwe1 o haga clic en el enlace en nuestra biografía.

Descubra cómo la empatía puede transformar la experiencia de la crianza. 🧡👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

🌟 Celebrating Labor Day! 🌈✨ Today, as we honor the hard work and dedication of workers across the nation, let's also rec...
09/04/2023

🌟 Celebrating Labor Day! 🌈✨ Today, as we honor the hard work and dedication of workers across the nation, let's also recognize the tireless efforts of caregivers, parents, and educators who play a vital role in shaping our children's future. 🙌💕

At ChildBuilders, we're committed to empowering these everyday heroes with the tools to promote mental health, nurture resilience, and prevent abuse among our youngest generation. 🧒🌱

This Labor Day, let's appreciate the labor of love that goes into raising strong, empathetic, and resilient children. 🚀💪 Happy Labor Day from ChildBuilders! 🎉🌼

Image Description: "Students know what to say and do if someone is hurting them. They can repeat the Stand Strong safety...
08/31/2023

Image Description: "Students know what to say and do if someone is hurting them. They can repeat the Stand Strong safety rules. The students love the lessons! The ChildBuilders programs are my favorite things to teach!"

This quote is from an elementary school counselor at a Houston-area public school who uses Stand Strong * Stay Safe to teach students to be assertive, stand up for themselves and others, practice emotional control and empathy, and help to build safe communities where all children can thrive. At ChildBuilders, this is why we come to work every day! When our partners share quotes like this with us, we know we are making a difference in the communities we serve. We are grateful for our partners, supporters, and funders who make this work possible.

Learn about Stand Strong * Stay Safe - Early Childhood, our personal safety education program for PreK-1st Grade, at Childbuilders.org/4sec.

STAND STRONG * STAY SAFE TRAINING for presenters of the Early Childhood Program is coming up on September 6, 2023  - 11:...
08/30/2023

STAND STRONG * STAY SAFE TRAINING for presenters of the Early Childhood Program is coming up on September 6, 2023 - 11:30AM-1PM Live on Zoom. Register at childbuilders.org/events or by contact our office.
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This program introduces the NEW & IMPROVED Stand Strong * Stay Safe - Early Childhood program to our existing partners & prepares them to present the new program in partner schools and organizations. Training includes updated puppets, new curriculum, and is FREE thanks to our generous funders including the Powell Foundation, George Foundation, and HEB Tournament of Champions.
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REGISTER NOW for ChildBuilders' next webinar for educators!https://childbuilders.org/EDCHC Link in Bio*Cultivating Healt...
08/28/2023

REGISTER NOW for ChildBuilders' next webinar for educators!
https://childbuilders.org/EDCHC Link in Bio
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Cultivating Healthy Classrooms with Empathy and Connection with Priscilla Bagley will be presented on WEDNESDAY, 30 AUGUST from 10AM-11AM live on ZOOM. This interactive webinar is FREE and participants receive 1 CE hour (Texas teachers, social workers, and LPCs) on completion of the evaluation.
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CHILDBUILDERS' FRIDAY FACT! Did you know? During the 2022-2023 school year, ChildBuilders served 34,330 children and adu...
08/26/2023

CHILDBUILDERS' FRIDAY FACT!
Did you know? During the 2022-2023 school year, ChildBuilders served 34,330 children and adults across greater Houston. Over 32K children participated in classroom-based resilience-building curriculum, 477 parents, caregivers, and community members learned about children's mental health through workshops and webinars, and curriculum and mental-health training were attended by 1,183 educators. Children and adults from 132 schools and centers - including public & charter schools, private & faith-based schools, childcare centers, head start centers, and other organizations - helped us make progress towards our vision of a community where ALL CHILDREN ARE RESPECTED, NURTURED, and PROTECTED.

FREE * WEBINAR * GRATUITOYou've Got This: Parenting and Children's Mental Health - broadcast in English and Spanish - is...
08/01/2023

FREE * WEBINAR * GRATUITO
You've Got This: Parenting and Children's Mental Health - broadcast in English and Spanish - is happening THIS FRIDAY at 12noon Central, live on Zoom!
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Tú puedes con esto: ser padres y la salud mental de los niños
4 de augusto de las 12:00 del mediodía a 1:00 PM
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https://childbuilders.org/mhp
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What is typical childhood behavior and when should I be worried? What can I do if my child begins to experience a mental health issue? In this interactive workshop, participants learn about signs and symptoms of mental health concerns in young children and discuss 3 strategies for helping children who may be developing mental health issues.
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¿Cuál es el comportamiento típico de la niñez y cuándo debo preocuparme? ¿Qué hago si mi hijo empieza a sufrir un problema de salud mental? En este taller interactivo los participantes aprenderán sobre los signos y síntomas de las inquietudes de salud mental en niños pequeños y se hablará sobre tres estrategias para ayudar a los niños quienes pueden estar desarrollando problemas de salud mental.

https://conta.cc/3Kj3pqQ

Free Webinar for Parents & Caregivers - in English and Spanish       OUR NEXT WEBINAR FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS You've Got This: Parenting and Children's Mental Health Friday, Aug 4 12:00-1:00PM Centr

REGISTER NOW for ChildBuilders' next webinar for educators!https://childbuilders.org/events/childrens-mental-health-0727...
07/25/2023

REGISTER NOW for ChildBuilders' next webinar for educators!
https://childbuilders.org/events/childrens-mental-health-07272023/
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Navigating Rough Waters: Post Pandemic and Children's Mental Health with Janet Pozmantier will be presented on THURSDAY, 27 July from 12PM-1PM. The webinar is FREE and participants receive 1 CE hour (Texas teachers, social workers, and LPCs) on completion of the evaluation.
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Webinar Description: Although the pandemic may be receding, another wave is now washing over us: skyrocketing mental health concerns. But what is typical childhood behavior? When should I be concerned? And if a student does begin to experience a mental health issue, what can I do? In this interactive workshop, participants learn about signs and symptoms of mental health concerns in youth and 3 strategies for helping students who may be developing mental health issues.
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Today, on Memorial Day, we wish to express our gratitude for the the brave men and women who gave their lives in service...
05/29/2023

Today, on Memorial Day, we wish to express our gratitude for the the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Thank you.

ChildBuilders' next webinar is perfect for busy parents/caregivers - take an hour to RECHARGE at the end of a busy Sprin...
05/19/2023

ChildBuilders' next webinar is perfect for busy parents/caregivers - take an hour to RECHARGE at the end of a busy Spring! Register now for *Feeling Stressed: Learn Mindful Parenting.* Dr. Ann Friedman will teach you helpful tips and mindfulness strategies to manage stress - for you and your kids. This interactive webinar takes place on May 31, at 12pm on Zoom - and broadcast in English and Spanish. Please register to attend at childbuilders.org/lmp
Workshop Description: Mindfulness helps parents and guardians find a new way to respond to the day-to-day stress of parenting, calm their mind, become less judgmental, and be kinder to themselves and their children. Participants will learn to let go of their distracted thinking and refocus their attention on the present in a nonjudgmental way.

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Founded in 1974 by a group of child advocates dedicated to improving mental health services for Houston-area children, the core of ChildBuilders’ work has evolved from expanding treatment options for children with mental illness to preventing the abuse and trauma that contributes to mental illness in today’s youth.

ChildBuilders is the only organization in Houston promoting a primary prevention model to put an end to abuse before a crisis occurs. This model involves training and building a community that protects children from bullying, internet dangers, abuse, neglect, and relationship violence and supports all families regardless of socioeconomic status, race, or level of education. Our mission focuses on preventing trauma and abuse by teaching children Pre-K through 12th grade the skills they need to protect themselves and each other, while also empowering parents and teachers to keep their children and communities safe. Our three-tiered approach to primary prevention offers cost-effective, sustainable education and awareness solutions for training school personnel, community volunteers, and parents to help Houston’s youth to: 1) identify and avoid unsafe situations, 2) develop empathy, resilience, and strong decision-making skills, and 3) establish and maintain healthy relationships now and in the future. We serve all children and families in the greater Houston area, believing that every child can benefit from the training we provide.

The Texas Education Code, Sections 38.004 and 38.0041 require schools to implement a systematic approach to training their students and staff to stand up to the challenges of abuse and neglect. ChildBuilders is one of a handful of organizations offering a menu of education and training programs to schools in the greater Houston area to help them meet this requirement. We are the only local organization providing engaging, research-based professional development and child-appropriate curriculum solutions that prevent abuse and promote mental health in children and adolescents.

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