Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health Webinar Series

Supporting Everyone's Mental HealthAs we confront the dual crises of COVID-19 and systemic racism, we are all experiencing stressful and unfamiliar situations on a daily basis. As early care professionals working with families, we need to care for our own mental health and the mental health of our families. This webinar series will offer family-facing providers strategies they can use in their work that honor everyone’s experiences, build resilience, and nurture self-care.

Each webinar is 1.5 hours and attendees will receive a certificate of participation. You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series. Price: $30 a webinar or $75 for all 3. Questions? Contact touchpoints@childrens.harvard.edu

Want to purchase a group of 15 or more seats for your staff or grantees? Email btcsitenework@childrens.harvard.edu

Webinar 1:
Honoring Each Person’s Experience to Support Mental Health
Monday, October 19, 2020, 1:00 PM ET

When working with families, especially within today’s current crises, it is important that everyone’s experience of a situation is heard and understood. This requires reflecting on all points of view: one’s own, the child’s, and that of their family members. In this webinar, you will learn how to adapt and apply reflective practice and perspective-taking to your virtual work with children and families.

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Webinar 2:
Building Resilience while Social Distancing: Parental Depression and Coping
Monday, October 26, 2020, 1:00 PM ET

Social isolation can have a profound impact on parental mental health and resilience, affecting both parents and their children. This webinar will explore the similarities between isolation and depression, paying close attention to the distinct needs and behaviors of parents suffering from depression and anxiety. You will learn coping skills you can share with parents to address the effects of isolation in the short and long terms. You will also learn when to consult with mental health professionals in your work with families.

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Webinar 3:
Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-care for Providers & Parents
Monday, November 2, 2020, 1:00 PM ET

In times of stress and crisis, we all need to take care of ourselves. Yet many people in caring professions and family members neglect their own mental health as they prioritize their care for others. This webinar will explore self-care practices for early care professionals and the families they work with. You will be introduced to a variety of self-care strategies, and learn why we all need self-care, particularly during extremely stressful times. You will learn how to make the oftentimes difficult shift from nurturing others to nurturing yourself first.

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Register for all 3 webinars and save! Click here to purchase the full Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health Webinar Series.

Would you like to bring these webinars or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community?
BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu