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Children of Michigan Features

Blythe Filar plays music with patients

How creative arts therapies support the mental health of Michigan children

Michigan children and teens who have mental health issues are being helped through creative therapies. We took a look at some of these interventions, and found out why they work.

Programming at Fit Kids 360

Mind-body connections: How Michigan experts treat childhood obesity by supporting mental health

Obesity stems from the combination of too many calories eaten and too few burned, right? Not always. Michigan experts are realizing that for some children, tackling obesity means supporting strong mental health.

Students at the Wayne State University campus

Metro Detroit's colleges work to develop a culture of care for mental health of its students

With the goal of early detection and treatment, Metro Detroit schools, colleges, and foundations are working to raise awareness, erase stigma, and support every student struggling with these treatable disorders.

A safety technician inspects a child's car seat

Video: Why car seat checks keep Michigan's children safe

It's surprisingly complex to properly install a child's safety seat. We visited a seat check day at a local dealership to learn about the many things required to do it correctly. 

Javanbakht and Grasser

Suffering in silence: How Metro Detroit supports the health of its youngest immigrants and refugees

The experience of moving to a foreign country can be traumatic for children, especially those fleeing persecution or war. Metro Detroit organizations are giving immigrant and refugee children tools to heal from traumatic experiences for a better future.
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