As a result of COVID-19, we are pausing all in person programs and are instead going virtual with FORTitude, our online program of resilience-building content and workshops delivered via our social channels and video conferencing. 

FORTitude for Parents

We're excited to be hosting our series of online panel discussions on parenting and mental health over the coming months to help us all stay connected and sane as we navigate these times together, helping us all discover behavioral tips and commonalities in this new normal.

 

Every month going forward, we will have mental health experts and guests join us for some insightful and great conversations where your questions can get answers. 

Thur, July 16th, 7-8pm. 

School in the Fall - Coping with potential Mental Health Impacts on Teens

With the upcoming fall changes to our school format, parents and educators are facing important decisions. 

 

Teachers are scrambling to adapt content for an online or hybrid platform and parents are juggling work responsibilities with caring for and educating their children. Students themselves are faced with continued social restrictions, concerns about learning and grades, anxiety about the virus, and uncertainty about the future. 

In so many ways, the current situation is unprecedented for most people today and no one knows yet the potential mental health impacts on our teens.

 

Guest panelists

We have assembled a panel of regional mental health providers who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from working with teens and familiesThis panel will discuss how to care for your own concerns and anxiety about the upcoming school year, as well as how to help your teen prepare and adjust to the continuing changes and uncertainty.  

This panel is not designed to discuss any school districts' specific academic plans, but rather how to help your family cope with these ongoing changes.

Check out our panelists below:

Dr Cam

Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, PhD is a developmental psychologist, family coach, teen expert, certified professional success coach (CPSC), author, and inspirational speaker. She is on a mission to help parents build strong, positive relationships with their teens through improved communication, connection, and understanding. Dr. Cam is the mom of a teen too, so she not only talks the talk, she walks the walk! Learn more at www.askdrcam.com. 

Rachel Bailey

Rachel Bailey is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families for over a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she also has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, a certification in Positive Discipline, and has provided services as an ADHD Coach, in-home mentor, and therapist. Currently Rachel teaches parents hands-on tools for raising responsible, resilient, confident children while reducing the stress and guilt in parents' lives.  

Denisha Johnson

Denisha Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is an excellent therapist that can work with many issues, and is particularly skilled in working with teens and young adults. In 2016, she won Loudoun’s Best Counselor for Kids. 

 

Denisha has been providing mental health treatment in Loudoun County for 15 years. She has worked closely with school officials, probation officers, Department of Family Services, and numerous other agencies to coordinate services.

 

Denisha goes out of her way to create a comfortable and safe environment where children, adolescents, or adults feel supported in implementing change in their lives. Denisha’s philosophy to therapy: “Life is a journey and any impact I can have on helping a person through that journey is an honor and privilege. I aim to help people understand and accept themselves and move towards the life they deserve.”

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