Recorded RIDE Distance Learning Series Webinar – Risk and Resilience: Helping Teens and Families Cope with Mental Health Challenges

Rhode Island Department of Education in Collaboration with the Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center, November 16, 2020

This is the first webinar in the RIDE Distance Learning Series. This webinar was presented by Stacy Perin (The Spurwink School) and Sarah Dinklage (Rhode Island Student Assistance Services). This webinar was originally developed by the RI Prevention Advisory Committee’s RI-PREVCON Planning Committee for the PREVCON Virtual Series. Thank you to the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) for the creation of the PREVCON Virtual Series.

After viewing this webinar, participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of the general mental health issues teens and families are facing as they navigate through the dramatic shift in the educational and social environment.
  • Increase their knowledge of the impact that distance learning is having on teens with mental health and behavioral disorders and the strategies that are being used to support them.
  • Increase their knowledge of the special mental health issues for teens who are living with parents/caregivers with substance use disorder.
  • Learn a general approach for helping teens cope with the stress of having a parent/caregiver with substance use disorder.

You can view the webinar recording here.

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