Many children, youth, and teens are struggling right now with mental and behavioral health. Often, the people closest to them are unsure of how to offer support, how to do so in a way that is effective, and how to recognize signs that professional help may be needed.
This 60-minute regional webinar will be provided to parents, caregivers, and other supporters of children and youth who are looking for additional skills and tools to assist with mental and behavioral health-related issues. We will cover the common symptoms that may be experienced, provide information on how to increase effective and healthy coping skills, communication tactics, and how to look for signs that professional help may be needed.
We all have a role to play in behavioral health support for children and youth. This webinar will empower caregivers of all kinds with interventions and supports that work to reduce symptoms and increase resilience.
Tona L. McGuire, Ph.D.
Dr. Tona McGuire is a Clinical Psychologist whose work focuses primarily on children, teens, and families. She was formerly the Associate Head of the Consultation and Liaison Division at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, and is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, School of Medicine.
Kira B. Mauseth, PhD
Dr. Kira Mauseth is a Teaching Professor at Seattle University, a practicing clinical psychologist who sees patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates in Everett and Edmonds, WA, and serves as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. Her work and research focus on disaster behavioral health, resilience, and recovery from trauma as well as small and large-scale critical incident response and preparation for organizations.