It’s been a few weeks now…
Do you need to check in with other parents and caregivers who are also raising children who experience mental health challenges?
Please join our Online PCLG Coffee & Conversation
Saturday, April 25th, 10:30am
- What’s working in your household? What’s not?
- What challenges do you have? What do you wish social services, providers and schools knew?
- What self-care activities have you found that actually help?
- What resources have you found that you’d like to share with other families?
To participate, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom password info.
PCLG is excited to announce our first WRAP for Parents and Caregivers!
“WRAP has helped me find my own value and peace as a person, not just a parent.” –LV
PCLG will be hosting Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training for parents and caregivers. This two-day training includes peer support and a safe environment with the focus on YOU. We will explore new ways of looking at care-giving and share challenges and coping strategies. Participants will be able to identify helpful resources and return home with a toolkit to guide them through tough moments.
Free for parents & caregivers of children with mental illness in Hennepin County.
- November 17 and 18th
- 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday
- Lunds & Byerly’s Community Room
- 3777 Park Center Blvd, St. Louis Park
Limited space available. Course materials and lunch will be provided.
Questions? Email email@example.com
- Saturday, November 11, 2017
- 10:00am – 12:00pm
- Creekview Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room
- 5001 Humboldt Avenue North, Minneapolis
Are you raising a child who faces mental health challenges? We want to hear from you! Join the Center for Africans Now in America (CANA) and Parent Catalyst Leadership Group (PCLG) for a chance to connect and converse over coffee and refreshments. All are welcome!
We will talk about interacting with your child’s school, working with health providers, and accessing services through the county. What are the special challenges facing families new to our region?
- Free, but we ask you to RSVP.
- Interpreter will be provided.
- Children are welcome, but please let us know how many and what ages.
For more information, contact:
- Parent Catalyst Leadership Group (PCLG)
- Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative
- CANA, Center for Africans Now in America, Inc.
- Health Care Clinic
- 763-703-5506/ 952-356-2953
Posted in Advocacy and Support, Children's Mental Health, Education, Stress on family, Support for Families
Tagged adolescents, children, families, family stress, getting help, mental illness, mental-health, Parents, Seeking help, support, taking care of yourself, teens, youth
Raising children is challenging enough when everything is in place, but if a child has emotional, behavioral, or developmental disabilities, our lives can be very complicated. We love our kids and delight in their strength areas, but outbursts or other difficulties might also frame our lives and those of our other children. Families may struggle from the effects of secondary trauma and stress, and balancing the needs of all of our children while still taking care of ourselves is a challenge.
Dr. Carol Siegel, PhD, LP, is a licensed clinical psychologist who sees both adults and children in her practice. Her primary clinical focus is parenting. Her diverse experience includes expressive arts, autism, neuropsychological assessment, and child neuropsychology. She focuses on how parents navigate the developmental challenges of childhood and how parents’ experiences affect the development of their children.
- April 5, 2017
- 6:30 -7:45 pm Workshop & Discussion
- Hosmer Library, Meeting Room
- 347 East 36th Street
- Minneapolis, MN
This event is free, but please register online or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register Today! November 2, 2016 – 6:30 pm
PCLG is sponsoring a free workshop for parents and caregivers this fall. Join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet other parents while learning about how to take care of yourself!
Parenting a child with emotional, behavioral, or developmental disabilities can be challenging. Parents and caregivers often report exhaustion, financial strain, and feelings of isolation. The perception of stigma can increase the sense of burden and isolation that our families feel as well.
Dr. Elizabeth Reeve will share her unique insight into the effects that stress can have on parents and ways that we can learn to reduce its impact on us. Participants will learn:
- What is stress?
- The effects of chronic stress
- Unique stressors for parents
- Ways to reduce stress
- Woodlake Nature Center
- 6710 Lake Shore Drive
- Richfield, MN
This event is FREE, but please register!
Posted in Advocacy and Support, Ambiguous Loss, Children's Mental Health, Education, Getting Our Kids Outside!, Grief, Stress on family, Support for Families
Tagged families, family stress, getting help, mental-health, Parenting, Parents, stress, taking care of yourself