Webinars available for Oklahoma families’ concerns over children’s mental health

VIDEO: Webinars available for Oklahoma families’ concerns over children’s mental health

TULSA, Okla. — The Mental Health Association of Oklahoma and the Children’s Mental Health Resilience Coalition are partnering to provide mental health and wellness coaching for local families.

The organizations are hosting two free webinars to talk with families about dealing with students’ changing emotions as they head back to school this semester.

The first webinar is scheduled for Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. and the second will be Aug. 29 at 10 a.m.

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The webinars will feature individuals from the medical, education, justice, faith-based, and community-based fields all working together.

Organizers created an infograph that allows families to be aware of and engage with their children’s mental health at home, and if they go back to the classroom. The infograph tells parents to be intentional about emotional awareness, normalize the new, relax and openly communicate.

Organizers created an infograph that allows families to be aware of and engage with their children’s mental health at home, and if they go back to the classroom.
Organizers created an infograph that allows families to be aware of and engage with their children’s mental health at home, and if they go back to the classroom. (Mental Health Association of Oklahoma)

The Mental Health Association of Oklahoma says these unprecedented times can trigger stressors like fear, worry, sadness and concern over the unknown.

They say if parents see extreme swings in their child’s emotions to reach out to their pediatrician or the Mental Health Association.

More webinars may become available if there is a demand for it.