Webinars for Caregivers

To support you and your family’s mental health, child and youth clinical psychologists from EveryMind are offering free online webinars. Professionals are welcome to attend but the webinars are designed for a caregiver audience.

Registration Process

You can register online for any of the webinars by clicking on the links below. You will be redirected to Eventbrite to complete the registration process.

You can also call 905-451-4655 and a member of the WhereToStart.ca team will be happy to assist you.

Upcoming Webinars

Understanding and Supporting Stress in Kids with Dr. Karen Brozina-Hawley, C.Psych.

Tue, June 8, 6:00-7:15pm EDT
Tue, July 6, 12:00-1:15pm EDT

When stress overwhelms their ability to cope, the behaviour of kids (and adults!) can be challenging. This webinar explores ways to foster resilience in children and youth by understanding their stress responses, being curious about the needs underneath the stress, and supporting them to get their needs met in helpful ways.

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Helping Caregivers Understand and Manage OCD During COVID with Dr. Jason Plasky, C.Psych.

Wed, June 9, 11am-12pm EDT
Wed, June 30, 1-2pm EDT
Mon, July 12, 1-2pm EDT

Dr. Plasky will provide an understanding of OCD, discuss typical treatment interventions, and review ways in which caregivers can manage and support children/youth during COVID-19.

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Building Resilience in Children with Dr. Mariko Estrada, C.Psych.

Thu, June 10, 12:00-1:15pm EDT
Wed, July 14, 6:00-7:15pm EDT

Dr. Estrada will discuss the importance of fostering connection with children in building resilience. Specific suggestions related to attunement, validation, shame/guilt, and setting limits/boundaries with empathy will also be covered.

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Supporting Kids Through Big Emotions with Dr. Karen Brozina-Hawley, C.Psych.

Tue, June 15, 6:00-7:15pm EDT
Tue, July 13, 12:00-1:15pm EDT

Emotions are helpful forms of communication that share important information about what people need in a moment. The goal of this webinar is to explore what children’s big emotions may be telling us, how this can relate to challenging behaviour, and how caregivers can support kids THROUGH these big emotions, so that children and youth learn how to monitor and manage their own feelings and actions.

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Caregiver SOS: How to Take Care of You, So You Can Take Care of Your Kids with Dr. Mariko Estrada, C.Psych.

Wed, June 16, 6-7pm EDT
Thu, July 15, 12-1pm EDT

Dr. Estrada will discuss the importance of caregiver self-care in raising children. Specific topics include how caregivers can manage their own stress/anxiety, discussing different types of self-care, and exploring how to overcome obstacles to self-care activities.

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Helping Caregivers Understand and Manage Generalized Anxiety Disorder during COVID with Dr. Jason Plasky, C.Psych.

Thu, June 17, 1:00-2:15pm EDT
Thu, July 8, 5:30-6:45pm EDT

Dr. Plasky will provide caregivers with an understanding of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, typical treatment interventions, and how to support children and youth during COVID-19.

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Promoting Cooperation with Dr. Karen Brozina-Hawley, C.Psych.

Tue, June 22, 6:00-7:15pm EDT
Tue, July 20, 12:00-1:15pm EDT

Many caregivers wish that children and youth would comply with a request the first time they ask!  And while that dream may not come to pass, this webinar will explore helpful ways to promote cooperation and collaboration within families.

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How to Talk to Your Kids in Difficult Moments with Dr. Mariko Estrada, C.Psych.

Wed, June 23, 12:00-1:15pm EDT
Mon, July 19, 12:00-1:15pm EDT

Dr. Estrada will teach Emotion Coaching skills, an advanced communication technique from Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. Specific skills include validation and emotional/practical support. Attendees will be given lots of examples and opportunities to practice.

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Helping Caregivers Understand and Manage Social Anxiety Disorder during COVID with Dr. Jason Plasky, C.Psych.

Thu, June 24, 11am-12pm EDT
Thu, July 22, 5:30-6:30pm EDT

Dr. Plasky will provide an understanding of Social Anxiety Disorder, discuss typical treatment interventions, and review ways in which caregivers can manage and support children/youth during COVID-19

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Addressing Challenging Behaviours through Curiosity, Connection & Collaboration with Dr. Karen Brozina-Hawley, C.Psych.

Tue, June 29, 6:00-7:15pm EDT
Tue, July 27, 12:00-1:15pm EDT

As much as we’d all like to have them, there are few “quick fixes” for challenging behaviour. However, there are effective approaches to such problems that can build and maintain child-caregiver relationships, which promote more helpful behaviour in the long term.  This webinar explores how to make sense of challenging behaviour and how to address it through curiosity, connection and collaboration.

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Supporting your Depressed Teen with Dr. Mariko Estrada, C.Psych.

Wed, July 7, 6:00-7:15pm EDT
Thu, July 29, 2:00-3:15pm EDT

Dr. Estrada will discuss teen depression. Specific strategies that caregivers can implement at home will be discussed: emotion coaching (validation and emotional/practical support), supporting behavioural strategies to interrupt symptoms, realistic thinking, and problem-solving skills.

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Practical Strategies for Addressing Social Isolation in Kids with Dr. Linda Iwenofu, C.Psych.

Fri, July 9, 12-1pm EDT
Mon, July 19, 6-7pm EDT

Creating opportunities to support child and youth social skill development can be challenging, particularly during a global pandemic. This webinar explores the impact of social isolation on children’s health and well-being. Practical tips and tricks for promoting social skill development in the context of a global pandemic will be provided.

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