Free Online Mental Health Webinars
How Can We Help Our Kids Succeed Through COVID-19 & Other Mental Health Challenges?
February 22 – 26, 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. each day
We know the pandemic, lockdowns, virtual learning, and lack of human contact have taken a big toll on the mental health of our youth. Parents and other anchors are worried and want to know what they can do and how to help.
Join your fellow parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, coaches, youth leaders, and other concerned adults for one or more of our free mental health webinars.
Our speakers will share practical, hands-on tips, ideas, and resources. You’ll walk away with new knowledge and tools for strengthening your mental health and that of the young people in your life.
Please register for each webinar individually by clicking the title below. You will receive a different Zoom link for each session you attend. All webinars are free!
If you need help registering, please click here to open a PDF with registration steps.
Monday: How a Healthy Web of Support Strengthens Mental Health for Children & Parents
Strong webs of support provide us with “protective factors,” helping to strengthen our mental health. COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders have increased anxiety, depression, and frustrations for many. Learn how to create a thick, healthy web of support for yourself, as well as the children and teens in your life.
What is “mental health?” You’ll learn how to understand the differences between “mental health,” a “mental health condition” or a “mental illness.” Finding help is easier when you know what you’re looking for. This session will explore the broad range of mental health issues and share resources for support.
There are many, many resources available to help with mental health. The challenge can be finding the right ones and figuring out what happens next. This session will help you identify the help you and your young people need, and the range of resources available.
COVID-19, isolation, and social uncertainty affect our mental health and that of our children and teens. Many are wrestling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, screens, vaping, etc. There’s a wide range of tools, treatments, and strategies to help manage these challenges; you’ll leave this session with practical ideas for self-care and ways to support the young people in your life.
We each have a family we’re born into, and the family we create for ourselves. This session explores how to find what’s working – what your family does well and how to build on that foundation. You’ll learn how to strengthen your meaning and purpose as a family, how to refine the story of your family, and how to reinforce the webs of support you create for each other.