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Emotion Coaching for Parents and Caregivers – March/April 2022

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Emotion Coaching for Parents and Caregivers – March/April 2022

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PDF Flyer: Emotion Coaching for Parents-Caregivers March/April 2022

The pandemic has increased stress for children and youth – and this has challenged the caregivers who support them.

In response, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB), and the Hamilton Family Health Team (HFHT) invite parents and caregivers to explore Emotion Coaching in a 90-minute webinar, and if interested, a six-week parent/caregiver group for further learning.

What is Emotion Coaching?

Emotion Coaching is a communication strategy that can calm the brain in as little as 60 seconds, and help improve relationships. Emotion Coaching has two steps:

  • Validation: Letting someone know we want to understand why they feel, think or act a certain way.
  • Support: Then, we provide emotional and practical support using strategies like reassurance, limit-setting, redirecting, collaborative problem-solving, teaching skills, etc.

Learning in Webinars

  • Introduction to Emotion Coaching and how it can improve relationships with your child/youth
  • Understanding the role of emotions, including resistance
  • Linking Emotion Coaching to neuroscience
  • Reviewing Emotion Coaching approaches

Click the following links to register for one of the 90-minute webinars:

Date Time Link to Register
March 3, 2022 6:30 – 8 p.m. hwdsb.info/EC-Mar3
March 30, 2022 6:30 – 8 p.m. hwdsb.info/EC-Mar30
April 14, 2022 12 – 1:30 p.m. hwdsb.info/EC-Apr14
April 26, 2022 6:30 – 8 p.m. hwdsb.info/EC-Apr26

To register for the six-week caregiver group:

Please call the Hamilton Family Health Team, Mental Health Groups line at 905-667-4852.

*We encourage caregivers to participate in a webinar before joining the caregiver group, however it is not required.

Updated on Monday, March 28, 2022.
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