Caregiver Education Sessions

These FREE addiction and mental health education sessions focus on the 3 R’s:

reduce stigma, receive information, and reflect on strategies.

Each session is intended to provide parents, caregivers, and community members with introductory information regarding addiction and mental health challenges that can affect children and youth, evidence-based research, possible treatment options, supportive strategies, and information/resources for further support. When topics are presented as a series, participants can attend one or all sessions.

Parenting Strategies that Promote Positive Mental Health

Explore factors that contribute to your child’s mental health and wellness and learn how you can be your child’s greatest mental health asset.

Part 1: Increasing Wellness Deposits

In this one-hour Lunch & Learn webinar, we will look at what mental health and wellness is and discuss strategies for increasing your child’s mental health ‘deposits’ – the protective factors that provide a buffer to life’s challenges and promote wellness.

Part 1:

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

For adults, and parents and caregivers of children in grades K-6; for adults only.

Part 2: Reducing Wellness Withdrawals

In this one-hour Lunch & Learn webinar, we will discuss strategies for reducing mental health ‘withdrawals’ – the risk factors that increase stress and drain your child’s inner resources. We will also look at the key perspectives that help children feel more resilient and able to take on their world.

Part 2:

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

For adults, and parents and caregivers of children in grades K-6; for adults only.

Technology and the Teenage Brain

Digital Wellness for Families

Technology is a huge part of our children’s lives. Come together to discuss how modern technology can impact the developing teenage brain. As we review some of the risks and benefits of technology use, parents and teens will reflect on ways to stay safer and more balanced in their use of technology to better support positive mental health.

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

For caregivers and youth (Grades 7-12) to attend together.

Understanding Self-Injury

In this session, we will explore various motivations in youth who are intentionally harming themselves and factors behind self-injurious behaviour. Strategies to support youth who may be engaging in self-injury will be discussed.

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

For parents and caregivers of youth in grades 7-12; for adults only.

Alberta Health Services is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers who support children and youth, as well as sessions for adults looking to support their own wellness. Sessions are live and interactive. Our aim is to increase awareness and reduce the stigma around addiction and mental health challenges, provide participants with evidence-based information, and offer strategies that promote health and resilience. Click to learn more.

Looking for More Resources?

Check out our Addiction & Mental Health Resource Page