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Parenting for Positive Mental Health focus of webinar on May 5th

Rainbow District School Board invites parents/guardians to join a webinar on Parenting for Positive Mental Health on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 7 pm to 8 pm. Part of Children’s Mental Health Week in Rainbow Schools, the webinar will be presented by Amanda Lamb, Director of the Centre for Family Initiatives at the Pine River Institute.

All caring adults are welcome to register at the following link: bit.ly/pineparentpresentation

With a focus on attunement, connection and setting limits, the webinar will help parents/guardians understand their children’s behaviours and development in order to respond with intention and promote mental wellness and growth. Participants will gain an understanding of their parenting style and the challenges parents/guardians face when children push back.

Located near Shelburne, Ontario, Pine River Institute helps adolescents struggling with addictive behaviours and other mental health issues. As Director of the Centre for Family Initiatives, Amanda Lamb brings a deep commitment to the well-being of youth and their families through empathy, acceptance, compassion, positive communication and relationships. She hopes that by educating and supporting families early on, they can foster greater resilience and sustain their mental wellness through difficult times, including life transitions.

In addition to the parent webinar, Rainbow District School Board’s Mental Health Team has prepared resources for schools for Children’s Mental Health Week from May 2 to 6, 2022. Teachers can access links to social media posts, activities, videos, quizzes, articles and classroom discussion prompts organized by age group.

The primary resource is a slidedeck that includes daily theme-based activities with links to classroom content on What is kindness? Being kind to yourself, Caring Communications, Being kind to others, and Being kind to the environment.

Children’s Mental Health Week is being promoted on social media using the hashtags #KindnessBlooms and #AllAboutEmpathy, the theme for this year’s celebration.

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Media Contact:
Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.
Link to Register