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.

Understanding Autism

In this introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), participants will learn how ASD may affect 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: Wednesday, May 3, 2022

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

For parents and caregivers of children and youth 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.

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.


Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For caregivers of children 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.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For caregivers of children grades K-6, for adults only.

Test Anxiety

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: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

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, June 14, 2022

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

For caregivers and pre-teens (grades 6-8) to attend together.

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