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Child and Youth Mental Health Parenting Classes

September 13 | 6:00 pm - September 27 | 6:00 pm


In partnership with Sun Counseling and Wellness, FPC is offering three classes designed to empower parents with knowledge and techniques to support their child’s mental health journey. Classes will take place at First Presbyterian Church, located at 200 W Trade Street in Uptown Charlotte. All classes are free of charge and open to parents with children from birth to college. Free parking is available in the church parking lot. Depending on your interests, you may attend one, two, or all three courses. Childcare is available, and dinner is available for purchase beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13, 6 p.m.: Understanding Feelings (Emotional Intelligence) with Hailey Goodwin, MA, LCMHCA and Andrea Juarez, LCSWA. This presentation will shed light on how to help your children understand, express, and cope with their feelings. Explore what it means to have a healthy range of emotions and healthy coping tools to support in communicating and working through difficult emotions.

Wednesday, September 20, 6 p.m.:  Parenting Techniques (for co-regulation, tantrums) with Maggie Jennings, MS, LCMHC, RPT. The terms “regulation” and “dysregulation” have been thrown around recently. There is so much information for parents on what to do and what not to do – it can be overwhelming! Let’s break it down and discuss tools for managing power struggles to support regulation in a simple, stress-free way.

Wednesday, September 27, 6 p.m.:  Mental Health Ages and Stages and How to Have Hard Conversations with your Kids with Maggie Jennings, MS, LCMHC, RPT; Hailey Goodwin, MA, LCMHCA; and Andrea Juarez, LCSWA. We’ll explain stages of development and provide tools for having challenging conversations to promote healthy communication. Learn how to open dialogue with your kids, invite them to share their feelings, and how to support them after the fact.



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