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FORTitude for Parents

A free, online discussion series with mental health professionals and wellness experts provides parents with resources and guidance to better understand, support and improve the relationship with their teens.

A new topic relevant to our current environment is covered each month 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.

 

Navigating Mental Health Services for Teens

Thursday, December 8 at 7 PM

According to a recent poll by CNN, 90% of US adults say the United States is experiencing a mental health crisis. Young people are suffering. Emergency department visits for self-harm and suicide among 9-19 year olds in Virginia increased 40% from 2020 to 2021. 

Parents want to help their kids but the mental health system can be difficult to navigate. 

Join a panel of mental health professionals to understand the different levels of care, identify which mental health professional is right for your child, how to secure a referral, and more.​

+Receive resources to help you find professional support for your child's mental health challenges.
 

Meet the 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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Carolyn Probizansky, Newport Healthcare

My name is Carolyn Probizansky and I am Newport Healthcare's Virginia Clinical Outreach Specialist. Newport Healthcare is a full continuum of trauma-focused evidence-based mental health facilities across the country including Northern VA. We utilize CBT, DBT, ABFT, and EMDR as well as different experiential therapies such as Equine, art, music, and adventure therapy. My role is to provide support for both professionals and families looking for higher levels of mental healthcare. My experience with Newport includes working onsite with our adolescents in residential treatment, planning for discharge and care post-treatment, and working with our local Partial Hospitalization Programs. With a deep understanding of what programs look like and how difficult searching for programs can be. My goal is to share my knowledge of finding the right fit for families when looking for treatment.

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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Katie Doppelheuer, MA, Resident in Counseling, Sunstone Counseling

My approach to therapy is rooted in a blend of evidence-based techniques that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. I work with clients to manage stress, develop healthier habits, define their purpose, and make meaning in a world that is full of daunting challenges. My approach is humanistic, with special emphasis given to a collaborative and interactive relationship with my clients. My holistic approach helps clients understand their emotional, physical, and behavioral response to external stressors through a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed lens. I aim to help my clients reframe their lives in a way that supports self-compassion, self-confidence, self-efficacy and self-love.
 

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: askdrcam.com

FORTitude for Parents Replays

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Bullied or Bully: Recognize the Signs, Protect Your Kids

August 2022

Resources to help cope with academic stress and social anxiety.

June 2022
Supporting LGBTQ+ Teens

March 2022
Teen Mental Health First Aid

January 2022
Realistic Goal Setting to Prevent Teen Suicidal Ideation

October 2021
Protect Kids from Cyberbullying

August 2021
ADHD, Self-Harm and Suicide

September 2022

Sources of Strength in Our Schools and Community

July 2022
Protect Teens From Risks of Substance Use

April 2022
Restore Sense of Belonging Through Volunteering and Service

February 2022
Parenting as a Community

November 2021
Bringing Mindfulness Home

September 2021
How did I miss that?

July 2021
Sam Anthony: What My Parents Wish They'd Known