Supporting Your Anxious Child | Wednesday October 20, 2021, 6:00-7:00PMAll children worry, but for some, worries are so big that they affect children's ability to function in school and social relationships. This talk will discuss common elements of anxiety disorders, review several different anxiety disorders frequently diagnosed in children and teens, and include discussion of how caregivers can support their children. Please note: Intended audience is families with students in grades K - 12.
Supporting Your Child's Academic Success | Monday October 25, 2021, 6:00-7:00PMIn this workshop, caregivers will learn how they can best support their children as they continue to adjust to the "new normal" in school. This workshop will focus on proactive strategies caregivers can use to monitor their children's academic progress, communicate more effectively with their teachers, and determine when to reach out for more help. These strategies will be particularly helpful as parents prepare for upcoming parent-teacher conferences in November. Please note: Intended audience is families with students in grades K - 12.
Understanding Mental Health: When to Worry and How to Help | Tuesday November 2, 2021, 9:30-10:30AMMental health disorders affect one in five children and adolescents. Caregivers are often the first to notice the signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder, but they may not always know what to look for or how to help. This workshop reviews the signs and symptoms of some of the most common mental health disorders, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety, providing caregivers with strategies to identify children who may need more support. Please note: Intended audience is families with students in grades K - 12.
Stress Management | Wednesday November 10, 2021, 6:00-7:00PMConsidering the incredible variety of needs that families are managing, research indicates that caregivers stress levels are at an all-time high. Understanding the ripple effect of this stress and supporting each other with effective stress management strategies can be transformative in allowing caregivers to be at their best for their children. This workshop provides caregivers with research-based strategies for self-care, including monitoring strong emotional reactions, combatting de-motivating or stress-inducing thinking patterns, effective goal setting, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. Please note: Intended audience is families with students in grades K - 12.
Helping your Child Develop Friendships | Thursday November 18, 2021, 5:00-6:00PMHelp your child navigate and improve existing or new relationships. This talk will guide you through the skills necessary to foster positive social behaviors and how to teach and support your child in understanding their emotional experience. Please note: Intended audience is families with students in grades K - 5.
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