COPING WITH MY CHILD OR YOUTH’S MELTDOWNS WATCH NOW (YouTube) WATCH NOW (Adobe) DESCRIPTION: Recording date: December 7, 2020 Learn ways to help your child or youth handle their emotions with positive choices and calming practices. Facilitators: Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences Related resources: Community Education Services and the Family Resource Centre The […]Read More
- Advocating for My Child
August 18, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Does your child or youth have mental health concerns or a difficult time with reactions or behaviours? It can be hard to know how to work as a team with their daycare, school or community supports. This workshop will help you learn practical steps to help you get there.
- Validation and Emotion Coaching
August 11, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join this session to learn about validation and emotion coaching and how to use them when your loved one is experiencing big emotions. These powerful tools can help you:
- Support your loved one at times of stress
- Build connection and understanding
- Communicate better
- Feel more confident in your ability to help
- Strengthen your relationship
This session is based on the Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) intervention, Emotion Coaching is an advanced caregiving skill intended to support families to provide support to their loved one as they go through their journey of mental health recovery.
Jessica Clark, Lynwood Charlton Centre
Patty Frazer, Lynwood Charlton Centre
GROWING THE ROOTS OF RESILIENCE – PART 2 (for caregivers) WATCH ON YOUTUBE (best for desktop/laptop) WATCH WITH ADOBE (best for mobile device) DESCRIPTION: Recording date: March 4, 2020 This session is adapted from a group that provides support to families impacted by separation and divorce issues. This information may be a helpful, and hopeful, […]Read More
STRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIPS WITH VALIDATION WATCH ON YOUTUBE (best for desktop/laptop) WATCH WITH ADOBE (best for mobile device) DESCRIPTION: Recording date: June 10, 2019 Do you find yourself feeling stuck when responding your young person’s intense emotion? In this informative and interactive session for anyone caring for children and youth, you will: Learn about the impact […]Read More
DEALING WITH THE UPS AND DOWNS WATCH ON YOUTUBE (best for desktop/laptop) WATCH WITH ADOBE (best for mobile device) DESCRIPTION: Recording date: April 30, 2019 Are you feeling exhausted by the ups and downs of life when caring for children or youth with mental health concerns? In this session for family members and caregivers, you […]Read More
- Dealing with Ups and Downs (online session)
April 30, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Are you feeling exhausted by the ups and downs of life when caring for children or youth with mental health concerns? In this session for family members and caregivers, you will gain a better understanding of the role emotions play and learn practical ways to cope with the ups and downs and difficult days – whether they are yours or your child’s! You will leave the session with many ideas and resources, as well as some tips for self-care.
Paulo Pires, C. Psych., McMaster Children’s Hospital
Katie Rincker, Occupational Therapist, Lynwood Charlton Centre
- When School is Hard (online session)
March 5, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: This session was originally scheduled for Wed. Feb. 27. Due to poor weather, it was rescheduled to Tues. March 5, 7-8pm.
Are challenges at school making life unbearable at home? Do you wonder why school is so hard for your anxious or sad child or teen? Join other family members in this interactive session that will:
- Help you understand school struggles better
- Explore helpful strategies to try when school is hard
- Strengthen your advocacy skills
- Help you keep your own tank filled
Patty Fraser, Registered Psychotherapist, Lynwood Charlton Centre
Selina Buesink, Registered Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist
Both Patty and Selina work at Lynwood Charlton Centre and are enthusiastically adored by the children, youth and families they work with.