Join us for FREE educational programs for parents to learn valuable information to promote and understand youth mental health
When our kids come to us with questions about the challenging things happening in our world today, it’s not always easy to find the right words to say. Sometimes the struggle is knowing that many of these things are out of our control and defy explanation. This workshop will offer age specific information and strategies to help discuss difficult topics, especially in this digital age.
Monday, November 6, 2023, 12-1pm
The ever-increasing presence of technology in teens’ lives presents new opportunities, but not without potential questions and risks. This workshop explores the latest research on the impact of screens. Participants will learn strategies and have opportunities for discussion around how to best manage parenting in this technology-infused world.
Thursday, November 9, 12-1pm
Childhood exposure to stress and trauma can have lasting effects on the body and brain. Research suggests that these may only be risk factors and the negative effects of these adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may be buffered by positive and protective experiences. Participants will learn about how our stress response system works when we experience traumatic events and ways to build resilience in our youth.
Monday, November 13, 2023, 12-1pm
Parents and caregivers often face many questions in creating a safe and supportive environment for a child identifying as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or other (LGBTQ+) community. LGBTQ+ youth often face greater bullying, discrimination, and mental health challenges. Learn strategies to create a supportive family, community, and school environment, which can make the biggest positive difference on the lives of LGBTQ youth.
Thursday, November 16, 2023, 10a-11am
Anxiety has been on the rise over the past decade. It is not always easy to recognize the difference between normal worries and anxiety disorders in children and teens. This workshop helps parents explore the definition of anxiety and how to distinguish anxiety from normal worries. Parents will learn practical parenting tips to support their children and build emotional resilience.
Monday, November 20, 2023, 12-1pm
Teenagers today face many stressors. As such, the number of adolescents reporting poor mental health has been on the rise. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies to help parents untangle and support their teenagers’ emotional lives. Parents will learn how to help their teens to develop healthy social relationships, set proper boundaries, and develop effective communication to build and maintain resilience.
Monday, November 27, 2023, 12-1pm
Kids are impressionable about drug and alcohol use and can be easily influenced by peers and what they see on social media. From a young age, parents are essential in helping kids establish healthy habits. This workshop offers suggestions about having conversations about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and how to best support our children in making good choices.
Thursday, November 30, 2023, 12-1pm
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Last updated October 25, 2023