Changes brought about by the pandemic have been especially hard on kids. With that in mind, we hosted an online parenting seminar to help with supporting children through this changing season.
We invited three children’s mental health professionals to speak and answer questions on various topics affecting children ages 3-13 during the pandemic.
Discussion topics included:
- Missed social opportunities & social development
- Feelings of isolation & loneliness
- Increased tension in home and family life
- How to answer kid’s questions about the pandemic
- Dealing with changes to everyday life
Katie holds an MA and is an Associate Therapist providing Play Therapy at the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre. Katie specializes in preschoolers and young children.
Sandra works at Pioneer Park P.S. in Kitchener as a CYW (Child and Youth Worker) and specializes in children in JK to Grade 6. She has worked at the WRDSB for 15 years and also has prior experience working at the Ottawa District School Board. She holds a Bachelors degree in Education.
Kylie is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) and holds an MA. She takes a trauma-informed approach and her primary tool for psychotherapy is CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in addition to a variety of additional evidence based psychotherapies. Kylie specializes in pre-teens, adolescents and young adults.