Dr. Reut Gruber—McGill University & Douglas Mental Health University Institute (Feb. 9th) 7-8pm
As parents of teens, we have seen first hand the effect of the pandemic on their sleep cycles. There is a recognizable link between sleep patterns and the mental/physical health of young people. While healthy sleep is a great tool to help weather the coronavirus storm, sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on both academic performance and mood. In this webinar we will look closely at the specific barriers to healthy sleep in adolescence, and outline strategies to deal with these barriers.
We all cope with death and loss differently and children are no exception. It is inevitable that our children will be impacted by the experience of grief and loss in their lives and the current realities of living in a global pandemic has served to heighten and expose the various losses that our children face; both death and non-death losses. Join us in a discussion about understanding the impact that loss has on our kids, the various ways they process their grief and ways in which we as parents can best support them through this process.
There is growing recognition of the important role schools play in developing students’ social and emotional skills in order to foster their resilience and well-being. Increasingly the focus is on skills like responsible decision making, managing emotions and self-regulation, developing and maintaining positive relationships, self-awareness and restorative practices. Join us to learn more about the social and emotional learning (SEL) initiatives taking place in our schools and the ways we, as parents can support and foster the development of these skills in our children and ourselves.