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Caregiver Education Sessions

The Caregiver Education Sessions focus 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.


Substance Use

A Harm Reduction Approach


The experience of substance use is different for each person. Learn about some common substances used by youth, the spectrum of use, and the science behind addiction. Discover the basic principles of harm reduction and why it is beneficial for those who use substances. Learn strategies to support youth who may be using substances through courageous conversations and harm reduction strategies.


Date: Monday, October 25, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Notes: For caregivers of youth grades 7-12; for adults only.

Test Anxiety

Strategies for Success

Does your teen prepare for exams only to freeze up during the test? Test and performance anxiety are very common among students. This session will help teens learn how to succeed despite their anxiety and help caregivers support their teens to reduce test anxiety.


Date: Monday, November 1, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Notes: Caregivers and teens (Gr. 7-12) are welcome to attend together.

Mindfulness

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: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

Understanding Autism


In this introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participants will learn how ASD affects the way children and adolescents interpret and interact with the rest of the world and the people in it. Once we understand the core characteristics of ASD, we will then discuss strategies to support our child’s wellness.


Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

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.


Date: Monday, November 22, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

Body Image and Eating Disorders


Struggles with self- esteem, body image and weight control are a common concern for both girls and boys. This session will explore some of the reasons behind these struggles, provide information on disordered eating and eating disorders, as well as discuss strategies for supporting teens towards healthier perspectives and habits.


Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

Parenting Teens in the 21st Century

Respectful Limit Setting with Adolescents

In these sessions, we will explore the challenges of being a teenager and the importance of the parent/teen relationship. We will continue to look at ways to increase communication and understanding around healthy boundaries with your teen.


Date: Monday, November 29, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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


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Check out our Mental Health Resource Page