Interactive Workshops

Mental Health Knowledge and Skills


The parent-child relationship is the most powerful mental health intervention known to humankind. – Bessel van de Kolk

Even before the Pandemic, mental health disorders were the most common diseases of childhood. Due to the dramatic increase in children and teens entering hospital emergency departments, some are declaring a pediatric mental health emergency. Whether your child is doing fine and you want to prevent future mental health issues, or your child just doesn’t seem like their usual self or has actually declared suicidal thoughts, you can help

Increase your awareness so that you can be positive and intentional about your relationship with your child.

Parents with Mental Health Literacy recognize that their own mental health affects their children’s well-being and that children’s behavior is sometimes a call for help. Mental health literacy is the ability to prevent, recognize and cope with mental health conditions.

Disclaimer: Information shared by Peace at Home Parenting teachers is not intended as a replacement for clinical mental health services. Your pediatrician can suggest clinical services or if your child is in crisis, go to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.

Interactive Workshops

Parenting for Mental Health: Why Individual Therapy Probably Isn’t Enough for Your Child
Children and teens are suffering from anxiety, depression and suicide at alarming rates. Understanding your role in your child or teen’s therapy can make a huge difference in outcomes.
Mental Health Essentials for Parents: Knowledge and Skills to Support Your Child
All children are sad, anxious, irritable, or angry at times. Occasionally, they may find it challenging to keep agreements, focus on tasks, or interact with others. In most cases, these are just typical phases in their development. However, these behaviors may indicate a more serious problem. Without attention, mental health conditions can prevent children from reaching their full potential. Whether you want to prevent future issues, your child just doesn’t seem like their usual self, or you have significant concerns, the good news is that you can help.
Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens
Starting at 12 years old, your teen’s brain is in a process of intense physical, cognitive and social development. They are becoming more aware of themselves and forming identity – recognizing and deciding who they really are. As their brain changes and struggles to adapt to their social environment, they may sometimes be moody, anxious and irritable. If you notice them becoming withdrawn, lacking energy, changing eating or sleeping habits, not enjoying things they used to, even fighting or getting into trouble with peers and adults, they might be experiencing depression.
Help Your Child Cope with Grief and Loss
Kids grieve differently than adults, but they experience the same wide range of strong emotions that adults feel. While there is no one size fits all approach, there are strategies and tips you can use to help your child cope. In this interactive workshop, you'll connect with a Peace At Home expert to get answers to your questions about this tough issue.
My kids in therapy - the vital role you play in successful outcomes
Child and adolescent therapists tend to differ widely in their approaches to including parents in treatment. However, it’s helpful when you understand your child's goals in therapy, adjust parenting approaches based on your child's challenges and recognize when your child is making progress. Join this workshop for more clarity on how you can help your child reach their treatment goals.
Support Your Anxious Child: What Really Helps?
Your child may be struggling with anxiety. And you may feel frustrated and helpless. You are not alone, and there are proven strategies you can use to help your anxious child.
Keep Calm and Pass it on: How to help your child deal with stress
Everyone encounters stress and it can actually be good for our bodies and brains—if we know how to cope with it. Learn a variety of techniques to reduce your stress, in the moment and over the long term.
Support Your Anxious Child: What Really Helps?
One in three children will experience an anxiety disorder before adulthood. Unless treated, childhood anxiety doesn’t just go away, and many will grow up to be anxious adults. If you’re wondering what to say to your anxious child to help them, or if you’re simply curious what symptoms of child anxiety look like, this workshop is for you.

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Aaron Weintraub

Autism, Anxiety, ADHD,

MS, Curriculum Advisor

Denise Parent

Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety,


Kimberly Barton

Medical Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD,

Peace at Home