Mental Health Workshops from Community Education Service

Free Parent Education Sessions

By Community Education Service March 14, 2024

Community Education Services offers free educational sessions on child and youth mental health and health topics. All sessions are online. 

For more information and to register for the programs below, please click here.

March 19, 2024, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Can We Talk? Parenting and Sexual Health

We provide workshops designed to increase parents’ confidence and comfort in talking with their children about sexuality and relationships.

Interactive activities and discussion help parents identify their family’s values about sexuality and clarify how to communicate these to their children. Issues addressed include why you should talk with your child about sexuality; your child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development; how to give easy answers to tough questions; and where to find more information and support.

March 20, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Creating a Culture of Respect: Understanding 2SLGBTQ for Parents

We provide workshops designed to increase parents’ confidence and comfort in talking with their children about sexuality and relationships.

In this workshop parents can expect to gain deeper understanding of the concepts around sexual and gender diversity and we will provide tools to increase parents comfort in supporting 2SLGBTQ+ youth. We will explore terms and definitions as well as ways parents can engage in accepting behaviours and reduce rejecting behaviours in parenting our 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

March 21, 2024, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Building Resiliency in Today's Youth

Before High School graduation, one-third of adolescent girls will experience depression, anxiety disorders, self-harm or an eating disorder. However, there is an incredible power in caregivers who can support our youth, both young women and men, before they seek therapy. At Juno House®, we believe in the extraordinary healing power of parents, caregivers, coaches, and teachers. In our 1.5 hour workshop presentation, we will share steps and strategies from the Juno House Therapeutic Model® that will provide effective emotional coaching tools for today’s youth as they develop through adolescence and into young adulthood. We believe that talking does not grow neurons; experience grows neurons. This workshop is designed to give caregivers the skills to become their child’s emotional coach. The workshop will provide participants with:

  • Basic introduction of interpersonal neurobiology,
  • Where emotions live in our brains,
  • The essential role emotions play in mental well-being,
  • How to identify emotions in youth,
  • How to become an emotional coach in only five steps.

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