Children’s Mercy Hospital
recently received a grant for $60,253 from the Health Forward Foundation
to achieve physical and mental well-being for families, caregivers, and children with medical complexity by providing an eight-week, mindfulness-based stress reduction group for parents.
Funding will support staff costs, facility costs (rental space), and program supplies. The program will serve 12 children (and 12-24 parents/caregivers), targeting children age 4-6 demonstrating externalizing behaviors from under-resourced (e.g. low-income, under-insured, or uninsured) households, that are transitioning to kindergarten in fall 2020 and whose families face barriers to accessing treatment options.