Drop-In Series

Parenting Skills that Promote Positive Mental Health

Anxiety Series

These free 90 minute online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding mental health challenges that can affect children and youth. In this four-part series, we will look at the difference between helpful and unhelpful stress and anxiety and discuss strategies for identifying and managing anxiety in children and youth. Participants are welcome to register for single sessions or the full series.

Registration Information:

Anxiety – Part 3: Settling Our Minds

In this session, we will look at how anxiety can lead to negative thinking and thinking traps that can hold our children back. Strategies for addressing worries and encouraging realistic thinking will be discussed.

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Notes: For caregivers of children grades K-12; for adults only.

Anxiety Part 4: Overcoming Avoidance

In this session, we will discuss how avoidance of stressors can increase our child’s stress responses. By encouraging our children to face manageable stressors, caregivers can help their child foster effective coping skills.

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Note: For caregivers of children and youth in grades K-12; for adults only.

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. Click to learn more.