Caregiver Support Workshops (FREE)

  • The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming Caregiver Support Workshops. Our three workshop series are designed to provide families with proactive strategies they can use to support their child’s mental health and learning needs while virtually learning from home. These workshops are available at no cost to all NYC DOE parents and caregiversPlease see below for additional details and feel welcome to share the registration link with your community members.


    Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child – Please click here to learn more and register.


    • Structuring a Home Learning Environment; Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
    • Managing Kids' Screen Time; Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am EST
    • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 1; Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
    • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 2; Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am EST
    • Improving Your Relationship With Your Child; Tuesday, May 25th 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
    • Parent Calming Techniques; Thursday, May 27th, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am EST


    Coping During COVID-19 – Please click here to learn more and register.


    • Managing Grief and Loss; Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
    • Fostering Resilience Within Your Family; Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
    • Will My Child be Okay?; Monday, May 17th, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm EST
    • Managing Stress and Anxiety; Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
    • Managing Intense Emotions; Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm EST


    Supporting Learning at Home – Please click here to learn more and register.


    • Supporting Your Child in Virtual Learning; Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
    • Building a Foundation for Reading at Home; Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
    • Building and Supporting Executive Functioning Skills; Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST


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  • If you have a teenager who’s even more moody than usual, you’re not alone. In a study this spring, nearly half of parents surveyed reported that their teenage children’s mental health suffered during the pandemic. Teenagers are feeling angrier, more depressed and more anxious. And as restrictions are lifted, some will need support to find their footing again.

    This week on we offer a new article on what parents can do to help teens manage anger. And we take a look at some of the common mental health challenges teens face, and how to treat them. We explore how substance use can affect mental health issues. And because struggling teens can be reluctant to get help, we offer advice on understanding where they’re coming from and encouraging them to buy into treatment.

    - Rae Jacobson, Senior Writer | 

    Teens and Anger

    Teens and Anger

    How parents can encourage (and model) healthy coping skills.

    What Are the Symptoms of Depression in Teenagers?

    Symptoms of Depression in Teenagers

    Signs your child might be more than moody, and how to help.

    What Is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?

    What Is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?

    When PMS symptoms are seriously impairing.

    What Is an Eating Disorder and When to Worry

    When to Worry About an Eating Disorder

    Signs that your teen might be on an unhealthy path.

    Helping Resistant Teens Into Treatment

    Helping Resistant Teens Into Treatment

    And why they need to want to get better.

    Mental Health Disorders and Teen Substance Use

    Mental Health Disorders and Teen Substance Use

    Why alcohol and drugs are especially risky for kids with emotional or behavioral challenges.

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Mental Heath Forum

  • Please see the flyer below for Comfort Zone Camp, which is the largest national bereavement camp for kids.  Comfort Zone Camp provides children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, guardian, or friend a safe place to heal and grow.  All camps are free of charge and offered to children ages 7-17.  They also offer virtual activities and other programs. 
    If you would like to apply and need assistance with the registration form, you may contact our Guidance Counselor, Ms. Cedeno-Perez  (

COVID 19 Family Resources

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