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A Message from Global Youth Mentoring Leaders: #keepmentoring

We love this #keepmentoring video from Mentor Canada, which highlights the importance of mentoring as high impact, low-cost intervention. During these times of social distancing, relationships are still very important and mentoring can provide that connection to hope...

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BGCBig Mentors Make a Difference

BGCBig Mentors Make a Difference

Mentoring plays a tremendous role in the development of our children and youth. We know that the benefits are tangible, and have powerful positive effects on young people through personal, academic and professional situations. Watch the following video and listen to...

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Understanding Autism – Caregiver Education Series

Understanding Autism – Caregiver Education Series

Focus is on caregivers of kids and teens (Grades K-12)
People with Autism experience the world differently than others. In this introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participants will learn how ASD affects the way children and adolescents interpret and interact with the rest of the world and the people in it. Once we understand the core characteristics of ASD we will then learn how to use strategies to support our children’s wellness.

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Supporting Children and Adolescents with ADHD – Caregiver Education Series

Supporting Children and Adolescents with ADHD – Caregiver Education Series

Focus is on caregivers of kids and teens (Grades K-12)
People with Autism experience the world differently than others. In this introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participants will learn how ASD affects the way children and adolescent’s interpret and interact with the rest of the world and the people in it. Once we understand the core characteristics of ASD we will then learn how to use strategies to support our children’s wellness.

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Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety – Caregiver Education Series

Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety – Caregiver Education Series

A Step by Step Approach Focus is on caregivers of kids & teens (Grades K-12).
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health complaints in children and teens today. This session will distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety that is no longer helpful or productive. It will help caregivers to identify signs that a child or adolescent is experiencing problems with anxiety. Caregivers will gain step by step strategies to assist their child/teen to manage their anxiety and improve their mental health

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Mental Health in the New Normal – Caregiver Education Series

Mental Health in the New Normal – Caregiver Education Series

The Covid-19 pandemic threw many parts of our world upside down and continues to change the way we live our day to day lives. This session will examine what effects this can have on our children and how we can continue to create positivity in a quickly changing and unpredictable time. Caregivers will gain strategies around creating a sense of security through structure and routines, developing healthy coping mechanisms, finding joy amidst difficult times, and cultivating resilient families.

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Technology and the Teenage Brain – Caregiver Education Series

Technology and the Teenage Brain – Caregiver Education Series

Technology is a huge part of our children’s lives and a common concern for most parents. Social media, video gaming, internet use, and cell phones may already be topics of debate within your family. This session will review how modern technology can impact the developing teenage brain – the risks and also the benefits. Parents and teens will learn ways to have a balanced use of technology to better support positive mental health.

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Supporting Self-Regulation – Caregiver Education Series

Supporting Self-Regulation – Caregiver Education Series

Supporting Self-Regulation: Do you wish you have more information to help elementary aged children handle strong emotions? Did you know that self-regulation is an essential element to lifelong success? This session will define self-regulation and how it is used in everyday life. It will provide a helpful review regarding the development of self-regulation in children. The strategies and resources provided will empower and foster caregivers’ essential skills to increase children’s mental health and resiliency.

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Support, Education and Engagement Drop-In Sessions (S.E.E.D.S)

Support, Education and Engagement Drop-In Sessions (S.E.E.D.S)

Are you hoping to increase your parenting skills and learn with a group of people who are facing the same challenges you are? Welcome to Support, Education, and Engagement Drop-In Sessions, or S.E.E.D.S for Parents and Caregivers. This series, formerly called the Triple S Sessions, are interactive and educational workshops designed to help master foundational strategies for elementary ages children. Join us in cultivating the SEEDS of healthy relationships, strong child development, effective conflict resolution, and resilient families.

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