This webinar presents the 2023 Grandfamily report titled Building Resilience: Supporting Grandfamilies’ Mental Health and Wellness by Generations United. It highlights key facts, findings, and recommendations and and a powerful conversation with kinship caregivers and Dr. Joseph Crumbley about the importance of mental health.
In this video, Beth Tyson from https://www.bethtyson.com/ breaks down the concept of ambiguous loss for children in kinship care and foster care, such as how being separated from their birth parents can affect their mental health. She also presents strategies for talking to children who have experienced ambiguous loss and supporting them as caregivers.
Check out her book for kinship families, A Grandfamily For Sullivan as well
Presentation by Dr. Sarah Beal from the CHECK Center at Children's Hospital and University of Cincinnati. Scroll to the end for strategies as a caregiver.
In this webinar, Beth Tyson will help you get inside the mind and hearts of children who have experienced trauma, and you will learn practical skills for rebuilding trust in order to begin the healing process at home or in the community
Posted by Operation Parent, Presented by Beth Tyson
Dr. Ian Mckay, a psychologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, presents on adolescent mental health, and strategies for having conversations around mental health with your child.
Dr. Ashley Hicks, a professor at The Ohio State University and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, discusses how both risk (trauma) and resilience factors are passed down through generations.
Video by Ohio Grandparent Kinship Coalition
Rachelle Martin, the Director of NAMI Franklin County, shares about programs NAMI offers and also common signs and symptoms of different mental illnesses.
The Alliance Project is a suicide prevention training designed for anybody, including those with or without mental health training. You can learn more about the alliance project here: https://www.msualliance.com/
This is a simple and quick strategy you can use with yourself and your kids to ground yourself by observing things in your direct environment. It can help you to feel more calm and present, especially when bigger emotions start to arise.