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How to Keep Your Children Mentally Healthy During Quarantine

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Webinar recording from Thursday, May 7, 2020, featuring Dr. Crystal Collier

Play dates, birthday parties, after school sports, running around the neighborhood with friends...many of us have such fond memories of these activities from our childhood. But in today's world of social distancing and attempt to “flatten the curve,” activities where kids get out and see their friends have all been canceled. School is online and interaction with peers has moved solely to web conferencing and video games. With this disruption that COVID-19 has brought to our everyday lives, some parents are seeing a rise in behaviors and dysregulation in their children.

This one-hour, free webinar features Dr. Crystal Collier, as she shares a thought-provoking look at how quarantined life is affecting the social and emotional health of our children, and strategies parents can use to help them cope.

About Dr. Crystal Collier
Dr. Crystal Collier, LPC-S has worked with individuals who have mental, behavioral, and substance use disorders since 1991. Her areas of expertise include adolescent brain development, parent coaching, family of origin therapy, prevention programming, and training new clinicians. She possesses a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and a doctorate in Counselor Education.

BONUS RESOURCES:
The Parish School’s mental health professionals are sharing tips for parents on how to manage children’s emotional self-regulation during this time of being at home. They also provide advice on how to talk to your young children about COVID-19. View their videos on YouTube.

Also, catch our previous interview with Dr. Collier, where she speaks on high-risk behavior in children and teens. Hear it on the Unbabbled Podcast by listening at: parishschool.org/podcast-collier