Throughout the month of January, Mohonasen will offer several mental health and wellness educational sessions for parents that are free of charge. Information about the upcoming events can be found below:
Managing and Reducing Stress & Anxiety (virtual)
Description: As we all adjust to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the social isolation that our children have experienced during this time, we hope that you will join Rebecca Morgan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, for a 60-minute, interactive discussion on how to support our children through managing and reducing stress and anxiety. We all want our children to be socially, emotionally, and mentally healthy, and in order to support them in being intentional about maintaining wellness we need tools. If you would like to learn some strategies for supporting children in managing their stress and anxiety, please register below.
Register by January 6 for a session outlined below:
- K-5 parent session (free of charge)
- Tuesday, January 11
- 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- 6-12 parent session (free of charge)
- Wednesday, January 12
- 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course for K-12 Parents
Description: Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, coaches, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge, or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders. You will be receiving a three year Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification upon completion of the course. Materials for the course will be provided.
Due to limited capacity, registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Register by January 14 for the session below:
- Youth Mental Health First Aid (free of charge)
- Instructors: Robert Stranahan & Diane Blinn
- Saturday, January 22
- 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- HS LGI
Further Information on the Youth Mental Health First Aid Course can be found by following this link.