Burlington Youth & Family Services is excited to present:
A Mental Health Survival Guide in the Time of COVID:
A series of free webinars addressing common issues Burlington families are facing.
Supporting Your Online/Hybrid Learner - Middle School Edition
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24th 6:30-8:00 pm
Debbie Sharp, M.Ed. will present about what parents can do to better understand and support their children in this challenging learning environment. A panel including Trish Gibbons, M.Ed, LMHC, Guidance Counselor from Marshall Simonds Middle School and David Miller, LMHC, from Burlington Youth & Family Services will answer questions from parents about how to help kids manage the stress and organizational skills needed to succeed.
Let's Talk about the "A" Word:
A conversation about anxiety to assist parents in supporting their anxious child (and maybe even themselves).
TUESDAY, MARCH 2nd, 6:30-7:30 pm
With insight, humor, and compassion, Jon Mattleman, Mental Health Counselor and former Director of Needham Youth & Family Services, will provide the language and direction that adults/parents/caregivers need to be of real support to their anxious children.
Participants will leave the conversation with an understanding of:
- Differences between Stress and Anxiety
- Impact of COVID-19 on mental health and anxiety
- Signs, symptoms, and different types of anxiety
- Best and worst things to say to an anxious child
- The importance of self-care
- Renewed energy and approaches to effectively impact their child's anxiety
Nurturing Parents for a Healthier Family Life
TUESDAY, MARCH 9th, 6:30-7:30 pm
Your family relies on you for so much, but when your tank of energy is empty, how do you go about filling it back up? Join Burlington Youth & Family Services' staff for a workshop where the focus will be on taking care of you, the parent! Parents who are able to prioritize simple self-care techniques find that they have more energy, patience, and compassion to meet the needs of their families, and we want to support you in doing that.
Teen Depression and Suicide: What a Parent Should Know
TUESDAY, MARCH 16th, 6:30-7:30 pm
Dr. Kerry-Ann Williams, M.D., will present on the signs and symptoms parents should watch for in their teens and young adults. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the rates of depression and suicide in an already at-risk age group, and there are simple things parents can do to intervene and make sure their children get the help they need. Christine Shruhan, LMHC and Executive Director of Burlington Youth & Family Services, will be present to speak about the real risk rates in Burlington, and what services are available to students in town to keep them healthy and safe. This webinar is sponsored in part by the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club.
Burlington Youth & Family Services is a town department that has been offering mental health services at low or no cost to the Town of Burlington since 1974. Please see the attached letter for a summary of services we offer every week day during the COVID-19 pandemic.