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A Conversation on Parenting for Mental Health: Why Individual Therapy Probably Isn’t Enough for Your Child

October 19, 2023 1:00 pm EDT/EST

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About this Discussion

  • Post-pandemic family life has been dramatically impacted by the perfect storm of working parent burnout in combination with our national pediatric mental health crisis. Children and teens are suffering from anxiety, depression and suicide at alarming rates, and parents are struggling to simply hang on. 
  • Peace At Home founder Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW and Attachment Based Family Therapy founder, Guy S. Diamond, PhD share an in-depth conversation about why individual therapy for children and teens is often not enough to address mental health concerns. This is an opportunity to learn the many important ways you can make a difference in your child’s therapy and at home. 
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  • For additional support, check out the Quick Video Solutions Library, Mental Health Knowledge and Skills Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including Mental Health Literacy for Parents: The Basics, How Do I Know if My Child Needs Therapy and How Do I Choose a Therapist?
  • Questions? Email our Parent Guides at Solutions@Peaceathomeparenting.com and let us connect you to the just right resources to take some of the stress out of parenting.

After this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the roles that parents play in children’s therapy
  • Recognize the importance of family relationships and how they influence children’s mental health

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,



  • communication
  • emotions
  • Health/Wellness
  • mental health

Age Category

  • All, Mental Health Essentials
  • School Age
  • Teens & Young Adults
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