Vice President, Education Cook Center for Human Connection Pleasant Grove, Utah
In a world where youth suicide, anxiety and depression are rising, parents feel desperate to protect their children but admit they have no idea how. Mental health providers and school counselors are stretched thin, as well. What if parents were enabled to be protective factors in their child’s mental health? Explore the interpersonal theory of suicide, science of loneliness, access to free online parenting resources covering common mental health issues, self-help and more. Parents and practitioners can work together to improve youth mental health and create resiliency in students. Ideal for therapists, educators, school counselors and parents.
Compare and contrast parenting styles and identify parenting behaviors that can act as protective factors for youth mental wellness.
Describe the interpersonal theory of suicide and identify the progression of chronic loneliness and its effect on suicidal ideation.
Identify applicable free online parenting courses that can be referred to parents to help them support their child with common problems including bullying, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation.