COVID-19 Parent Support: Free Webinars

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Getting Back in the Door: Transitioning Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Read discusses ways to support your child as they head off to school amidst the changing landscape of the pandemic. She touches on skills to validate your child's anxieties while working to problem-solve tough challenges.

Presenter: Kendra Read, Ph.D., Director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Moderator: Dr. Mari Kurahashi, MD., Co-Director of Stanford Parenting Center.

How Parents Can Support Teens with the Changing Challenges of COVID

Join Dr. Fordwood and Dr. Jung in reviewing 1) typical adolescent development and how COVID may be impacting teens and families during this time, 2) the common challenges teens may be facing during COVID-19, 3) and various strategies that parents, caregivers, and teens may find helpful when navigating these tricky situations.

Presenter: Samantha Fordwood, Ph.D., UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Presenter: Eunie Jung, Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University
Moderator: Mari Kurahashi, M.D., MPH

From Zoom Screen to Sunscreen: Managing the Transition Towards an In-Person World

Join Dr. Berry and Dr. Knepley as they explore the on-going transition from COVID-19 into an in-person world. Topics covered include re-entry into society, tools for effectively reintegrating into activities and social situations, and a special parent/caregiver lead Q&A in the last few minutes of the presentation. 

Presenter: Rebecca Berry, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist at NYU Langone School of Medicine
Presenter: Mark Knepley, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow at NYU Langone Health
Moderator: Elizabeth Reichert, Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychologist and Co-Director of the Stanford Parenting Center

Positive Parenting During Shelter in Place

Dr. Reichert and Dr. Fedigan discuss how parents should model their responses and behaviors to children during a time when children are omnipresent.

Presenter: Elizabeth Reichert, Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychologist and Co-Director of the Stanford Parenting Center
Presenter: Shea Fedigan, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Moderator: Nicole Starace, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Communicating as a Family in Times of Crisis

The SPC recognizes that communication in families is complex under usual circumstances, and crises such as COVID-19 can enhance miscommunication and conflict between family members. Join Dr. Starace in discussing the new emotions and conflicts that may arise due to COVID-19 (in both children and parents) and how to best address these situations within your family dynamic.

Presenter: Nicole Starace, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Presenter: Victoria Cosgrove, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Moderator: Isheeta Zalpuri, M.D., Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist; Associate Professor of Psychology in the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic

Parenting Through the Pandemic, Building Resilience in our Children and Ourselves

Join Dr. Levine as she discusses the difference between a child's good stress and bad stress, how to keep our children independent during this time,  and ways to avoid giving our children too many "breaks" from the rules due to the pandemic. Plenty of other topics is discussed in this timely webinar by Dr. Levine!

Presenter: Madeline Levine, Ph.D., Child Psychologist with close to 40 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, educator, and author
Moderator: Shea Fedigan, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Adapting to Change, Maintaining Structure, and Keeping Families Healthy

The SPC recognizes the weight of the pandemic and expresses thanks to all the front-line workers and first responders. During this webinar, Dr. Kurahashi and Kyle Cassidy will discuss the different "hats" or "roles" caretakers have had to take on to get everything back in order in the family during the pandemic. Moreover, Dr. Kurahashi will discuss how mindful parenting will help increase self-regulation in parents and caregivers.

Presenter: Mari Kurahashi, M.D., MPH., Child Psychiatrist and Co-Director of the Stanford Parenting Center
Presenter: Kyle Cassidy, LCSW in the Stanford Parenting Center
Moderator: Victoria Cosgrove, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Navigating Screen Time During a Pandemic

Join Dr. Leger and Dr. Leikauf in discussing the "do's and dont’s" of screen time. We will discuss pre and post-pandemic screen time recommendations, the importance of in-person communication, and highlight the reasons our children become interested in digital media in the first place. Watch the webinar to join the discussion on this relevant topic!

Presenter: John Leikauf, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in Stanford's Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Presenter: Sabrina Ali Leger, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Stanford University
Moderator: Mari Kurahashi, M.D., MPH., Child Psychiatrist and Co-Director of the Stanford Parenting Center

Pandemic Classroom Stress: Supporting Caregivers

The goals of this webinar are to 1) recognize and acknowledge the stressful nature of the changing times for caregivers and learners and 2) provide a few tools to minimize stress related to COVID-19. We will also discuss creating an effective pandemic classroom (i.e., screen time guidelines, school, play, and socialization) and parenting during a global pandemic (i.e., outbursts with school-related stress, self-care strategies, etc.).

Presenter: Victoria Cosgrove, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University
Presenter: Kristene Hossapian, Ph.D., Child and Adolescent Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow at Stanford University
Moderator: Elizabeth Reichert, Ph.D., Child Psychologist and Co-Director of the Stanford Parenting Center

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Positive Parenting During COVID-19 Series  for recorded webinars, click here

Mindfulness for Parents Class. Click here for details and registration. 

Autism Parent Support Group Now via Zoom until further notice. Meets on second Mondays from 7-8:30pm (Sept.-June). To be added to the monthly email with participant zoom info, click here.