We understand just how busy your life is as a parent of a child who struggles with their mental health, that's why we record our webinars so you're able to watch them as your schedule allows.
Advocating at School; Tips for Parents from an Experienced Educational Advocate
Joanna Patterson shares information on how to prepare and participate in your child's IEP development.
Circle of Courage
Join Dr. Mark Lepore as he shares an educational philosophy based on Native American Child-rearing. The philosophy includes research-based and effective strategies for helping and supporting children and adolescents to develop into well-rounded individuals able to effectively manage life’s ups and downs.
Coping with Stress and Anxiety
Join Dr Mark Lapore as he shares ways we can help children to manage their stress and anxiety.
Feeling Safe When the Sky is Falling
This webinar looks at the impact of the pandemic on young children and uses what we know about resilience in order to help caregivers support their children's healthy development despite the condition of the global pandemic.
Grandparent Resources Webinar
Are you a grandparent who is raising your grandchildren? If so check out this quick video, sharing resources that can be useful for your situation.
Helping Children and Families Build Resiliency
The ability of children and adolescents to become and remain resilient is one of the most important qualities a person can be equipped with to handle life's challenges. Resilience is not a personality trait, but it is something that a person can develop and enhance over their lifetime. Dr. Mark Lepore presents ways to improve the ability to develop resilience.
How to Share your Story
Learn how to tell your story to help make change happen featuring, Erin Gabriel from Little Lobbyist.
It's So Much Work to be Your Friend: Helping our Children Who Struggle Find Social Success featuring Rick Lavoie
Presenter, Rick Lavoie discusses the relationship between learning disabilities & social challenges & identifies the specific causes for specific social skill deficits. Field-tested strategies are shared that can be used by parents, teachers, coaches & caregivers to help students succeed.
Learning to fly while the sky is falling: Helping our children through a global pandemic
Dr. Kristen Hennessy shares information on the ongoing background trauma caused by the pandemic and shares how to help your middle and high school student become more resilient.
Audience: parents of middle and high school students.
Lessons in Love, A Candid Discussion on Sobriety and Recovery
Hear one family's story about recovery and sobriety and how unconditional love made that possible.
Lessons learned on the path to sobriety; One family's story of love, conflict and recovery.
Join us for a conversation focusing on recovery with a focus on substance use disorder and the relationships that matter.
Mindfulness for Parents and Families
Join Stephanie Romano in a discussion about the stress response and learn hands-on mindfulness techniques de-stress in the moment of escalation.
STEPHANIE M. ROMERO, Ed.D.
Founder & Executive Director
Stephanie is an educator with 20+ years of experience teaching elementary, middle school, high school and college students. She has been a meditator and mindfulness practitioner for more than 15 years. In 2013, seeking to bring others the same benefits she was experiencing, Stephanie was trained in the Path of Freedom Mindfulness Curriculum, which she delivered through the HOPE pre-release program in the Allegheny County Jail. Stephanie’s dissertation was the culmination of three years of research into mindfulness in education. She is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies.
Parenting to Support Recovery in Your Young Adult (Child)
Our relationship changes with our children once they turn 18. They're now legal adults but as parents of children who struggle with mental health challenges or substance use issues things aren't always cut and dry. You have reasons to worry more about their health and safety. They may still live with you which can make things interesting. Join us to talk about the changes when your child becomes a legal adult, talk about hopes and fears of parents of struggling young adults and learn to focus on what you can control. We'll learn how to support a Mental Health Recovery Model, positive parenting approaches to young adult children and how to respond effectively to problem behaviors.
Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid: A Process for Helping Friends, Families, Colleagues, and Others Through Stressful Times featuring Dr. Mark Lepore.
School Attendance and Truancy, What the Law Says
Are you having a hard time getting your child to go to school? Watch our 20 minute video featuring Attorney Margie Wakelin from the Education Law Center. You'll learn the difference between truant and habitually truant and what changes if your child is habitually truant. Plus the steps a school must take before they can take truancy actions against your family.
Student Assistance Program (SAP), Can it help my child who is struggling?
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) exists in other areas of the country but our state provides a unique model for students and families. Join Dr Perri Rosen and others to learn how your local SAP team can help you and your child.
Understanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Join Dr. Ana Radovic as she presents an overview of common mental health challenges children face. Information on symptoms, treatment, and helpful websites are also shared.
What do I need to know about my child's autism diagnosis?
Getting an autism diagnosis for your child can be a life-changing event for you and your entire family, but you’re not alone in this. And, the word “behavior” seems to almost always be paired with Autism. Behavior serves a purpose! Join Patty Maxwell in a discussion on what you can to do best support your child and your family.
Patty Maxwell is a Licensed Behavior Specialist (BSL) with over 20 years of experience working throughout the mental health field in various positions including wraparound, intensive case management, family-based
mental health services and Early Intervention. She is the owner of Engage Kidz LLC and currently supports children and families virtually, in-home, school, and in communities. Patty also supports teachers and professionals by coaching them through tough behavioral challenges and offers small and large group trainings. Her various educational background and experiences have allowed her to work with a wide range of ages (birth through adulthood) and supporting an array of learning abilities including individuals with autism, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, intellectual disabilities, and emotional disorders.