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SDCOE, Rady Children's Hospital Partner on Webinar Series for Parents Around Student Mental Health

SDCOE, Rady Children's Hospital Partner on Webinar Series for Parents Around Student Mental Health

Parents and caregivers can learn about tools and strategies to support their children with mental health challenges through a free webinar series hosted by the San Diego County Office of Education and medical and mental health experts with the Transforming Mental Health Initiative at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

This series will provide information on the most common mental health challenges faced by youth today, including social media, anxiety, and finding a school-life balance.

All sessions run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by an optional, 15-minute question and answer session with the presenter. Registration is required to receive the webinar link. Spanish interpretation will be provided.


Prior Webinars

Social Media's Impact on Youth Mental Health (Jan. 24)

Social media use has been linked to increased rates of depression and anxiety among youth. Join renowned pediatrician and mental health expert Hilary Bowers, MD, FAAP, as she shares timely research on the subject. Her insight and tips will offer beneficial ways to manage and model the healthy use of social media with the teenagers in your life.

Jan. 24 Recording

Mental Health 101: Everything Parents Need to Know to Support Youth at Home (Feb. 7)

Creating a secure environment for youth fosters a sense of belonging, positively influencing their lives. Join Willough Jenkins, MD, as she discusses the current state of youth mental health and provides insights into how caregivers can support, communicate with, and stay connected to today's teenagers.

Feb. 7 Recording

From Darkness to Light: A Parent's Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Youth Depression (March 13)

In today’s landscape, youth struggle with feelings of sadness and loneliness. Join Joshua Feriante, DO, MBA, to explore this current state and how you can be a light in their lives. By participating, you will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, acquire tools and skills to foster youth well-being at home, and discover the appropriate next steps to take if additional mental health assistance is needed.

March 13 Recording

Supporting School-Life Balance to Achieve Academic Success (April 24)

Day by day, adolescents strive to navigate school assignments, extracurricular activities, friendships, and occasionally, instances of bullying. This can result in them feeling overwhelmed. Join Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD, as she provides practical guidance for parents and caregivers to assist young individuals in identifying and handling both academic and life-related stress. She will lead participants through strategies aimed at fostering a healthy balance between school and life, both in the present and for the future.

(Recording coming soon)

When Anxiety Attacks: How You Can Help (May 15)

While anxiety and stress are common aspects of life, they can sometimes become overwhelming or debilitating. Discover tips and tools from Tammy Maginot, PhD, to effectively manage and reduce anxiety at home, both for yourself and the youth you care about.

(Recording coming soon)

Find additional supports and resources for supporting youth and adults on the SDCOE Mental Health Supports webpage

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