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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

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, October 26, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

Anxiety – Part 1: An Introduction


This session will distinguish between normal worries and anxiety that is no longer helpful or productive and will help caregivers to identify signs that a child or adolescent is experiencing problems with anxiety.


Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

More than Just a Bad Day:

Understanding Depression in Adolescents

This session will help caregivers increase awareness about adolescents who might be experiencing sadness and depression. Strategies for support will be discussed.


Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

Anxiety – Part 2: Calming Our Bodies


In this session, we will review how the body reacts to stress triggers and ways caregivers can help their child to notice and begin to regulate their own stress responses.


Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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

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.


Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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 discuss 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.


Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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.


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