Embrace the Mind
A Mental Wellness Initiative at ICEF Public Schools
Embrace the Mind is a school-based mental health initiative designed for African-American and Latinx students at ICEF Public Schools. Our mission is to reduce the achievement gap by increasing mental health literacy, reducing mental health stigma, shifting culture within our school environments, and equipping students, families, and staff with the tools to build, practice, and maintain their well-being.
At ICEF, we understand that academic achievement and social emotional wellness are inextricably linked! ETM aims to shift the culture of our schools to promote wellness and healing among students, families, and staff.
Embrace the Mind is led by a team of school counselors, art educators, and mental health professionals of color who are trained in trauma-informed approaches. Our Wellness Team works collaboratively to design curricula, workshops, and best practice processes for delivering culturally-attuned mental health support to students at ICEF.
We've compiled a list of resources that teachers/staff, students, and families can access at any time! Resources include in-class daily wellness activities, community circle prompts, community-based mental health services, and our social media platforms which we update periodically with positive affirmations, community events, and wellness resources.