Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Our aim is to increase awareness and reduce stigma of the mental health challenges that children and adolescents experience, provide parents and caregivers with evidence-based mental health information, and provide strategies that support mental wellness.
Our presenters are Mental Health Educators with extensive knowledge of addiction and mental health issues impacting children, adolescents, families and communities. Our team has a wealth of experience coming from a variety of backgrounds, including: child & youth development specialist, counselling, occupational therapy, nursing, psychology, social services, social work, & teaching. Our educational sessions and parenting groups are based on evidence-based information and best practices, along with the clinical experience of our staff.
Caregiver Education Sessions
The Caregiver Education Sessions focuses on the 3 R’s: reduce stigma, receive information, and reflect on strategies. Each session provides evidence-based research, common challenges faced by children and youth, possible treatment options, supportive strategies, and information/resources for further support.
Responding to the needs of parents and caregivers, The Education Team now offers a Parent Education and Reflection (P.E.A.R.) Group as well as a Stress in the Face of Stress & Anxiety Group - free programs for those looking to strengthen their foundational parenting skills, address parenting challenges, and support their child's social and emotional development. Click to Learn More.
The Support, Education, and Engagement Drop-In Sessions (S.E.E.D.S) are 90 minute drop-in online interactive and educational workshops designed to help parents/caregivers learn foundational strategies that cultivate healthy relationships, strong child development, and resilient families.
Lunch & Learn Webinars
These 45 - 60 minute informational webinars are for parents/caregivers who are looking for information to strengthen their child’s/adolescent’s ability to thrive through life’s challenges and discover strategies that can help build resiliency and overall family wellness.
The Education Team also offers presentations for community agency staff or school staff who work with children and youth. This Professional Development Series focuses on providing practical strategies and resources for staff to use in their practice. As with the caregiver series, PD presentations aim to build capacity to understand and address mental health issues so that staff can better support the needs of children in their care.
For more information, please contact us.