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.

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, July 14, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

Getting Ready for School

Supporting Kids Through Change

Transitions, such going back to school, can be really challenging for both kids and caregivers - change can be a time of stress for anyone! In this presentation, we will discuss why these transitions are so challenging, and what caregivers can do to make them go more smoothly.

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

Junior-High Jitters

Transitioning to the Teenage Years

Is your child going into grade 7 and feeling nervous about it? This session will provide information about developmental changes teens experience, as well as the challenges they may face in this school transition. Strategies for managing these changes and boosting wellness will be discussed.

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Notes: For caregivers and pre-teens (grades 6-8) to 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.

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Check out our Mental Health Resource Page