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Many families today are under enormous stress. As early care professionals working with children and families, we need to care for our own mental health and the mental health of the families we work with. This series offers 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 receive a certificate of participation.

All webinars have live Spanish translation available.

 

Webinar 1
Honoring Each Person’s Experience to Support Mental Health

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.

Webinar 2
Building Resilience while Social Distancing: Parental Depression and Coping

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.

Webinar 3
Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-care for Providers & Parents

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 with whom they work. 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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