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Parent Webinars

Understanding How to Support a Loved One’s Struggle with Food and their Bodies

Dr. Erin Terada

Eating Disorders are now developing at earlier ages for females and males. Food that once bonded a family together can easily become the thing that breaks that same bond, creating chaos in the home.  Tips will be shared on how to communicate, support a healthier home environment and ways parents can encourage a balanced lifestyle. This webinar will also go over the most observable warning signs and behaviors that can be present when an eating issue emerges as well as when to seek out treatment. Attendees will also learn about the more commonly diagnosed Eating and Feeding Disorders, along with the evidence-based treatments that are currently used.

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Check out Operation Parent's past live parent webinars. These webinars are a great resource for parents, foster parents, school counselors, teachers, DFC’s, or anyone who is involved in the lives of children.

Our parent webinars cover a wide range of trending topics such as teen anxiety, video games, and social media as well as some new topics you may have not be aware of. We partner with renowned child psychologists, pediatricians, and parenting experts to bring you the most current information available. Just like those of us at Operation Parent, our guest speakers have years of real-world experience and have dedicated their lives to helping parents through some of their toughest challenges.

The goal of our parent webinars is to provide free, valuable information to parents all over the world so they can feel prepared to navigate through some of the most challenging yet rewarding years of their lives.

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Effects of Technology on Brain Development

Dr. Crystal Collier

The Effects of Technology on the Growing Brain focuses on how technology overuse affects brain development. Evidence from studies performed in Asian cultures where technology addiction has grown to large proportions will be used. Effects on mood, sleep, relationships, and behavior will also be discussed. Solutions regarding healthy technology limits and treatment issues will also be covered.

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Emotional Trauma

Dr. Aaron Weiner

Our children have been required to shoulder the burden of unprecedented levels of stress. The effects of the pandemic and exposure to the news about recent mass and school shootings has driven a surge of anxiety and depression in teens across the country. Operation Parent welcomes you to join Dr. Aaron Weiner for a discussion on how these traumatic events can impact a child's physical and emotional state because of trauma-based stress reactions.

Your Teen’s Brain and the Link to Risky Behavior

Dr. Crystal Collier

Get ready to learn about how substances and other risky behavior affect the teen brain, the role of genetics in addiction, and implications for prevention and treatment. Dr. Crystal Collier, author of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide, teaches the science of risky behavior to students, families, and clinicians across the country and every parent can utilize the information in daily parenting interactions.

Embracing Uncertainty How to Support Anxious Teens in Developing Resilience in Stressful Times

DR. Erin Terada

Attempting to navigate these stressful times can be a strenuous endeavor families face. This operation parent webinar will focus on the effects of our current times and the resulting role that anxiety can play in the family. Parents will learn how to support teenagers through adaptive open communication skills. Plus, how resiliency in the home can be a key factor in helping adolescents thrive in uncertain times.

Social Anxiety The Silent Pandemic that Needs a Louder Voice

Kyle Mitchell

We all have a social anxiety part that keeps us from doing things we want to do because of fear of judgment. Take back control of your social anxiety with Kyle’s 3 step process to achieve social confidence and tackle goals you were too anxious to strive for before. Learning objectives (3) 1. What social anxiety is and its purpose 2. 3 step process to turn social anxiety into social confidence 3. How to support others with their social anxiety and mental health

Wyatt's Story: A message on Fentanyl

Julie Hoffman

Bridge the Gap Between Parents and Teens How to Keep Tweens and Teens Talking to Us

Kerry Stutzman

There are so many curveballs and moments of uncertainty in parenting ‘tweens and teens. In this presentation, we will focus on trouble spots such as keeping our big kids talking to us, putting an end to arguing and yelling, and being the kind of parent your child can confide in.

Understanding Childhood Trauma and How to Help Youth Recover

Beth Tyson

Childhood trauma is common, and a natural response to overwhelming events, yet most people are unaware of what it is and how it shows up in the life of a child. If you are raising a child with big emotions and nothing you do seems to help, this webinar is for you! You will take away practical, evidence-based techniques for helping the children you love to heal the root cause beneath their challenging behaviors - a lack of security in the world around them caused by trauma.

Emotional

Sex, Drugs and Netflix

Dr Aaron Wiener

Depictions of drug and alcohol use is widespread in current media, including shows often viewed by teenagers such as Stranger Things and The Queen's Gambit on Netflix, and HBO's Euphoria. Given that research indicates that exposure to these messages increases teenage substance use, what can parents do to protect their children? And how do depictions of substance use and sexual activity relate to risky sexual behavior in real life? Join Dr. Weiner for an exploration of the psychological impact of drug use and sexual content in media, as well as actionable strategies for parents and caregivers to help teenagers navigate this complicated social and cultural terrain.

Helping Teens Cope with Anxiety during Covid-19

Dr. Tanya Stockhammer

Not sure what to say or how to help your teen cope with Covid-19? You are not alone. This webinar will explain the positive and unhelpful components of anxiety, what happens to our teens during high anxiety, and tips to help with discussions about how to help them deal with their emotions.

Emotional

COVID Crazy? Fresh Ideas for Family Fun

Operation Parent

Are you out of fun family activities to get through this quarantine? Feeling stressed with trying to juggle working from home plus manage your children, online school, and so much togetherness? Looking for some ways to deal with your own stress? So are we! Our team members have children in all age groups and will be sharing ideas on family fun and ways to destress.

Emotional

Marijuana: Parenting for Prevention

Christine Storm

In this webinar, we will explore the important role parents play, discuss the landscape of cannabis products our kids may be exposed to, and learn how we can reduce the chances of our teens using.

Alcohol

Managing Your Child’s Excessive Screen Time and Gaming during COVID-19

Dr. Clifford Sussman

This webinar will discuss healthy gaming and why a balance is important, giving a straightforward plan for setting age-appropriate limits and proven interventions for struggling parents. Then he will discuss what the red flag signs are that your child may need additional help.

Technology

Teens, Screens, and the Summer of Covid-19

Dr. Paul Weigle

In this webinar we explore how screen media habits impact the health of teens. Advances in persuasive design coupled with social distancing measures have resulted in an explosion of screen media engagement to the extent that it now dominates the lives of many teens.

Technology

Social Media Mania: Setting Boundaries

Mary Beth Uberti

Do you feel like your child knows more about social media and the cell phone than you do? You're not alone. In this webinar we will discuss raising digitally responsible children, establishing family media boundaries, and parental control settings.

Technology

How is Vaping Effecting Teens, Especially during Covid?

Dr. Aaron Weiner

Our teens are caught in the crossfire of a war between a massive vaping industry and the public health entities trying to reign them in. We will highlight current teen vaping statistics and the latest policy changes on flavor bans, disposable vapes, and more.

Alcohol

The Effects of Social Distancing on Teens’ Social-emotional Development

Caroline Maguire

Social distancing has isolated and stressed all of us, but it has caused teens to lose valuable opportunities to practice their social skills, and make and keep friends. Peer Connection is critical for tweens/teens' well-being.

Emotional

When Alcohol, Teens and Covid Intersect

Christine Storm & David Chango

Cooped up teens might be looking forward to blowing off steam…in unhealthy ways. We will discuss common misconceptions about alcohol that influence parenting choices and share tips on how parents can educate teens to have a healthy perspective on alcohol for their future.

Alcohol

Youth Suicide on the Rise

Dr. Hatim Omar

Dr. Omar will be joining us to discuss adolescent development issues related to suicide, contributing factors, and prevention strategies for youth suicide. He will also be discussing the rise of depression during the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on youth.

Emotional

Talking to Your Teens about Underage Drinking

Helen Witty

Helen Witty, a parent and victim of drunk and drugged driving, lost her precious daughter Helen Marie when a teen who had been drinking tequila and smoking marijuana and driving. Helen will graciously remind us of the power we have as parents to help our teens make smart, healthy, and safer choices.

Alcohol

Helping Kids Overcome School Anxiety and Build Resiliency

Dr. Sharon Saline

This webinar will discuss how anxiety works and what professionals and parents can do to help kids reduce their worries. Dr. Saline will also discuss how to help kids change their relationship to worry, and avoid the pitfalls of negative thinking.

Emotional

Helping Your Teen Overcome Anxiety and Depression

Zach Westerbeck

In this workshop, Zach Westerbeck will share his story of hitting rock bottom and how he learned to overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. You will learn the fundamental tools you need to help support your teen through their mental health struggles.

Emotional

Helping Families Navigate the System of Addiction and Understand Treatment Options

Arlene Rice

This presentation will assist participants in understanding the various types of treatment options available, their definitions, and provide participants with a roadmap to guide families through the process of navigating the system of addiction.

Alcohol

Adolescent Mental Health in 2021

Dr. Aaron Weiner

Join us to learn how the global pandemic has affected teen mental health, how you can tell normal problems from more significant mental health concerns, and numerous actionable steps and ideas you can use to support your child's mental health and wellbeing today!

Emotional

Teen Triple Threat: Top Risks for Young Drivers

Daniel Armbruster

Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among U.S. teens. This free virtual workshop, which teens can attend with their parents, provides resources and walks through many important driving topics, including the teen triple threat of impaired, distracted, and drowsy driving.

Risky
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