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Children’s Commission annual report

Overview of work being done across all three branches of government to improve the lives of children

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Next Meeting

The Commission's next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Indiana State Library, 315 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, in the History Reference Room. The meeting will also be webcast.

Resilience Film Screening Events

The Commission has endorsed a statewide series of screenings of the film Resilience, which describes the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) study and discusses ways to cultivate children's resilience. The final screening is on July 18, and will include a panel of state leaders discussing how the state's child-serving systems are addressing trauma and fostering resilience. Event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and to register.

Mental Health and Wellness in Schools

The Commission encourages school districts to designate a professional at the district level to oversee initiatives related to social-emotional learning and mental health. At its December 2019 meeting, the Commission endorsed a set of suggestions for districts to consider, including potential titles, responsibilities, qualifications, and funding sources for the position.

Safe Sleep

Nearly all SUIDs deaths involve unsafe sleeping conditions for infants. If you or someone you know is in need of a safe place for an infant to sleep, click here. To search for state licensed and registered child care locations, which are required to have safe sleep training and follow safe sleep practices, click here.

Healthy Pregnancy App

The Indiana State Department of Health released a new mobile application aimed at improving infant and maternal health in Indiana. The free app is called Liv, and promotes early prenatal care and education about pregnancy. It includes interactive calendar and journal features, more than 100 articles, checklists and how-to's based on best medical practices, and links to community resources.