Free mental health webinars to help parents support children
Free webinars on mental health issues common to young people are available to help parents and other caregivers.
The San Diego County Office of Education is hosting the free sessions with Rady Children’s Hospital. A four-part webinar series is scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday with a session on eating disorders.
“Our children and teens have experienced unprecedented loss and disruption to their lives combined with international war, a growing national political divide, high levels of stress and burnout among adults, and more access than ever before to social media platforms and online information,” said Mara Madrigal-Weiss, SDCOE’s Student Wellness and School Culture executive director, in a statement. “Our families need tools to be able to identify mental health struggles and get our youth the help they need.”
The first of the four-part series will discuss how to spot the signs of an eating disorder, and will model healthy eating and body image. Parents, caregivers and family members countywide are encouraged to register for the webinar at bit.ly/3wyuoHy to receive the link to join. Spanish interpretation is available.
The other webinar dates are Feb. 28, March 21 and April 25. Check back at bit.ly/3JlYTrS for topic and registration information.
Those interested can also view recorded webinars from the 2022 mental health series with Rady Children’s on the Mental Health Supports webpage at bit.ly/3XV3LIm.