Caregiver Education Series

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.

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.


Benefits for the Whole Family

This session will explore mindfulness as an evidence-based way of supporting empathy, optimism, attention, and self-regulation skills in children, teens, and parents.

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

Sleep and Your Family’s Mental Health

Develop an understanding on how sleep can impact mental and physical health. Review common sleep concerns and strategies to promote healthier sleep habits for your whole family.

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

Parenting Teens in the 21st Century

Respectful Limit Setting with Adolescents

In this session, you will explore the challenges of being a teenager, parenting a teenager, and tips for setting healthy boundaries.

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Note: For caregivers of children grades 7-12; for adults only.

Supporting Self-Regulation

in Elementary School Children

Do you wish you could help children handle strong emotions? This session will look at the development of self-regulation in children.

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Notes: For caregivers of children grades K-6; for adults only

Technology and the Teenage Brain

Digital Wellness for Families

Take a look at the teen brain and the risks and benefits of technology use. Tips on effective communication and limit setting are also shared.

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Note: Caregivers and youth (Gr. 7-12) can attend together.

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.

Looking for More Resources?

Check out our Mental Health Resource Page