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Lunch & Learn Webinars


These free 60 minute webinars are for parents/caregivers who are looking to strengthen their child’s/adolescent’s ability to thrive through life’s challenges and discover strategies that can help build resiliency and overall family wellness.


Caregiver Education Series - Lunch & Learn

Parenting Strategies that Promote Positive Mental Health


In these sessions, we will 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: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

Part 2: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

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, May 31, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

Understanding Anxiety Series


The following two sessions conclude a 4-part series aimed at helping caregivers better understand the difference between their child’s normal worries and anxiety that is no longer productive. In this series, signs that a child or adolescent is experiencing problems with anxiety are discussed and strategies for reducing the body’s stress responses, negative thinking traps, and anxious behaviours are shared.

Anxiety – Part 3: Settling Our Minds


In this session, we will look at how anxiety can lead to negative thinking and thinking traps that can hold our children back. Strategies for addressing worries and encouraging realistic thinking will be discussed. You are welcome to attend this session even if you were not able to attend the previous sessions in this series.


Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

Anxiety Part 4: Overcoming Avoidance


In this session, we will conclude our series on anxiety by looking at how avoidance of stressors can increase our child’s stress responses. By encouraging our children to face manageable stressors, caregivers can help their child foster effective coping skills. You are welcome to attend this session even if you were not able to attend the previous sessions in this series.


Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

Mindfulness

Benefits for the Whole Family

In these sessions, we will explore mindfulness as an evidence-based way of supporting empathy, optimism, attention, and self-regulation skills in our families.


Part 1: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

Part 2: Monday, June 6, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

Sleep and Your Family’s Mental Health


These sessions will look at the importance of good sleep quantity and quality for overall health, the factors that interfere with sleep, and sleep scheduling. We will look at healthy sleep hygiene strategies and sleep environments that can prepare our children for a good night’s sleep.


Part 1 – Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

Part 2 – Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Note: For caregivers of children and youth in grades K-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.


Looking for More Resources?

Check out our Mental Health Resource Page