Understanding Depression and Fostering Resilience

October 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Autumn Strausbaugh

Depression is a common condition that has affected a growing number of people during the pandemic, including parents and staff in early childhood programs. People who receive effective treatment for depression can lead productive and fulfilling lives. However, when unrecognized and untreated, depression can negatively affect people’s ability to work, parent, and maintain relationships. This workshop offers early childhood professionals an opportunity to learn more about and better understand depression. It offers strategies you can use to more effectively reach out to parents about mental health concerns, keeping in mind their cultural values and beliefs.

This workshop is a part of the Promoting Mental Health and Family Well-Being in Today’s World Series. In this series, you will learn knowledge and skills to strengthen relationships with adults and children and promote family well-being. You will explore the Family Connections Workshop Series, which provides scaffolding to support mental health among staff and families. The series is adapted from the original training materials for Family Connections, an evidence-based, system-wide model for mental health consultation and professional development. You will explore how each workshop’s learning activities are carried out with staff and consider adaptations for delivery to parents.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore factors that have contributed to the increased numbers of people experiencing depression and/or anxiety
  • Learn the signs, symptoms, and causes of depression
  • Explore fears, concerns, and myths about depression
  • Learn strategies to engage parents who are depressed and help them to talk about depression
  • Enhance their understanding of resilience and their ability to help families strengthen their resilience
  • Enhance their ability to support families seeking access to mental-health services

Event Format:
Live interactive webinar with live Spanish translation!

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Professionals who work with families of young children, including early care educators, family child care providers, mental health consultants, home visitors, pediatricians, early interventionists, and more.

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price: $35/workshop or $90 for all 3 workshops

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/workshop or $85 for all 3 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

Can’t attend the live session? Register to access the recording! All registrants will have access to the recording for 30 days.

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

Would you like to bring this workshop or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community?
BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize trainings to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!