FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
These resources are designed to educate and support parents as they address mental health at home, in school, and out of school. Help build an environment that supports the well-being of your children and teens, including those experiencing mental health challenges.
FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Grades 4-6
This workshop helps parents understand the difference between everyday feelings versus overwhelming feelings and what their children will be learning. This ready-to-use workshop is discussion-based and is approximately 45-60 minutes in length. Free phone support to facilitate a successful implementation is available from Erika’s Lighthouse: 847-386-6481.
Grades 6-12
These workshops help families support teens experiencing depression and can help build a positive mental health culture in your community. These ready-to-use workshops are discussion-based events and are approximately 90 minutes each. Free phone support to facilitate successful implementation is available from the National PTA: 703-518-1200 (ask for a “consultation for Shine Light on Depression”).
Resources
This book, available in both English and Spanish, was written for parents, by parents and covers signs & symptoms, treatment options and ways to support children and teens at home.
Check out these family resources - from discussion guides, to informational documents, to family action plans - to learn more about what families can do to make mental health a priority.