I'm Thumbody Special!
A mental health education and self identity program of Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County in partnership with local elementary schools.
“I’m Thumbody Special!” is a 50-minute presentation offered to second and third grade classrooms throughout Tippecanoe County. The program focuses on mental health, self-identity, emotions, talking to an adult you feel safe with, respecting yourself and respecting others.
The presentation emphasizes that each child is as special and unique as his/her own thumbprint. Children leave the program with a bookmark that includes their own thumbprints and a Thumbody booklet. A large poster with each child’s thumbprint and a Thumbody pillow are also given to each classroom with the intention that children will be reminded daily of their importance in this world.