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FORTitude for Parents

is an online discussion series where we invite mental health professionals and wellness experts to provide parents with resources and guidance on how to better understand, support and improve their relationship with their teens. 

 

Every month we select a topic relevant to our current environment and each discussion includes Q/A. Questions can be submitted in advance through the registration process or real time during the program. Mental health experts and teens are also welcome to attend these events.

 

January 27 at 7 PM

Expectations or Cliffs?

Realistic Goal Setting To Prevent Teen Suicidal Ideation

Teens today are under pressure from school, social media, parents. Parents are also feeling pressure. We want our kids to have more, do more, achieve more than we did. We’re constantly reminded on social media of how much other kids have achieved but is this an accurate representation? As parents, are we holding our kids to unachievable standards? Are we creating more pressure than necessary? Join Dr. Cam Caswell and Casey Sarafinas, LPC, to discuss the importance of setting realistic goals with (and for) our kids and how average may not be such a bad thing.

Meet the January Panelists

Want to learn more?

If you missed our parental panel on this topic where you could also meet our workshop creators, you can still replay it on our Facebook page

 

You can also learn more about our great workshop facilitators and partners below:

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Dr Cam Caswell

Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, PhD, the “teen translator,” is an adolescent psychologist, family success coach, TEDx speaker, host of the Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam podcast, author of Power Phrases for Parents: Teen Edition, and the co-founder of the Thriving School Community. For over two decades, she has been helping parents build strong, positive relationships with their teens through improved communication, connection, and understanding using her PRIME Parenting Framework.


Dr. Cam is the mom of a teen too, so she not only talks the talk, she walks the walk!
Visit Dr. Cam’s website: www.askdrcam.com

Want to learn more?

If you missed our parental panel on this topic where you could also meet our workshop creators, you can still replay it on our Facebook page

 

You can also learn more about our great workshop facilitators and partners below:

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Casey Sarafinas, LPC

Casey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Director at the Wellness Connection. She believes it is important to meet clients where they are and help them stretch just outside their comfort zone towards growth. She uses an integrative therapeutic framework incorporating mindfulness strategies, along with creativity and humor. As the Clinical Director of the Wellness Connection LLC, she leads collaborative efforts among a team of professionals to improve the overall care of clients.

February 24 at 7 PM

Parenting as a Community:

A Multicultural Approach to Teen Mental Health

As adults, our world is not always as diverse and expansive as the world in which our teens live. How can you be a trusted adult, not only to your teens but to their friends as well?

Panelists include: Denisha Johnson Hamilton, LCSW; Suchita Palit, Mental Health Counselor; Dominique Callins; and Michelle Nicholas.

FORTitude for Parents Replays

November
Bringing Mindfulness Home

September
How did I miss that?

July
Sam Anthony: What My Parents Wish They'd Known

October
Protect Kids from Cyberbullying

August
ADHD, Self-Harm and Suicide