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Congratulations to 75 Arkansas schools!

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is celebrating its 75th Anniversary! In observance and in support of our commitment to whole-person health, we awarded $2,500 to 75 schools in Arkansas. Schools will use the money to create a Take Good Care Calming Room.

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Take Good Care Calming Room Creation

Calming rooms (also known as “mindfulness,” “safe,” or “quiet” rooms) are designed to be a relaxing space for students to use should they need to take some time to refocus when they are feeling overwhelmed or anxious. Mindfulness rooms consist of soft lighting, tranquil colors, comfy furniture, positive, inspirational messages and items such as journals, coloring books, sensory objects, or games for students to use to promote emotional regulation. Having a therapeutic environment to self-regulate allows students to enter the classroom feeling more calm, relaxed, confident, and grounded.