WHAT IS THE UPSIDE DELIVERED?
The UPside Delivered’s mission is to teach children and families how to create calmer moments. We all experience stress and anxiety throughout our lives. However, the stress and anxiety experienced by children and adolescents continues to increase every year. According to the Child Mind Institute, Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental health struggles of childhood and adolescence, and the CDC reports that 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million in the US) have diagnosed anxiety.
Children are experiencing more stress than ever before, and the need to learn how to manage this stress is real!
The UPside Delivered is a subscription service that provides specially curated boxes filled with tools and techniques to help children and families build their coping skills and better manage stressful moments. These boxes are a medium for which parents can talk about mental health with their children. They provide some education to the parent about the how and the why these techniques and skills work, yet also supply practical and fun tools for kids to use. Our purpose is to help children learn about how their thoughts, feelings and actions are connected, while also providing resources - both valuable and fun -- laying the foundation for healthy mental health habits well into adulthood.
With two options to choose from – the standard yearly subscription (4 boxes a year) or one-time purchase specialty boxes, there are several options to fit a family’s needs. Each box includes a research based* lesson and several items for the child to help practice coping skills. With a passion for stories, each tool-box will also include a written story or journal authored by Kristin and/or Jenna or a specially researched and chosen book from an array of children's books (both vintage and new) that can help a child manage their emotions, choices, and create their calm.
While not a replacement for therapy -- the ideas in the boxes connect tools to techniques!
*Lessons are based upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques which are evidence-based practices that have been shown to be an effective treatment approach in managing many mental health challenges.
WHO WE ARE:
The UPside Delivered, LLC was founded in 2019 by Jenna and Kristin, two licensed mental health professionals working together at The Cambridge Professional Center, LLC (est. 2007) - a counseling center for children, adults and families. With over 20 years combined of experience in education and counseling, we sought to help little minds create and control their calm. Our goal became providing children and families with practical, at home tools and strategies. It is our hope that these boxes filled with tools, strategies and coaching can help children and families start to better manage stressful moments and create their own toolbox of life-long and healthy coping strategies. To learn more about The UPside Delivered, LLC and Jenna and Kristin, please visit www.upsidedelivered.com.
We have been working on our product for over a year, but have run into time and money constraints. Our original plan was to launch in March of 2020, starting as a vendor at a state professional educational conference to get our product out to others. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been delayed in our ability to market our product well. It is our hope that over the next 6 – 12 months, we will have the funds to continue curating our boxes and publishing our books/journals so we can provide these much needed at-home resources to families. Both of us work in education, so the summer months provide the perfect time for us to devote to this project. Our first box is ready to go, but we need your help to finish publishing our books, journals and lessons, as well as purchasing several of the items for the other boxes. Some of the funds raised will also be used to help market our product.
We need YOU to help US get our boxes to all the clever foxes!
Thank you IFundWomen for this platform, and thank YOU for your interest and support of the UPside Delivered. We truly appreciate you helping us reach children and families in need of support.
Have a question, suggestion or partnering idea? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at jennaandkristin @upsidedelivered.com.