Aug. 27, 2020

Supporting your family in the return to school

Webinar recording available now


Supporting your family in the return to school

Families are faced with a variety of challenges due to COVID-19, including financial or relational strains, role changes, disrupted grief, isolation and stress. Now, with school starting in the fall, families are tasked with the safe transition back to a learning environment. These stressors may contribute to mental health problems and increased risk-related circumstances like family conflict, substance use and domestic violence. In this webinar, our experts discuss tips for supporting your family under stress, fostering healthy relationships, and heading back to school.

About the speakers

Dr. Tanya Mudry, PhD, is a registered psychologist and assistant professor of counselling psychology in the University of Calgary's Werklund School of Education. She supervises and trains counselling psychology students, practices family therapy at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre, and has a small private practice. She has specialized clinical training in child and adolescent mental health and family therapy. Tanya’s research and writing have focused on family therapy, excessive behaviours, addiction and recovery from addiction, and relational recovery of critical care survivors and their families. 

Jezz Stone is a registered provisional psychologist and PhD candidate in counselling psychology in the Werklund School of Education, with specialized training in family therapy and group facilitation (ADHD, social-emotional/behavioural regulation, and parenting). Outside of her counselling practice, Jezz is involved in research focused on supporting the relational recovery of critical care survivors and their families. Her master’s research focused on mother’s experiences of communicating to their children about the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, which has informed her current dissertation research on familial experiences of COVID-19.

About the moderator

Nuvyn Peters is the vice-president of Advancement at the University of Calgary. Peters joined UCalgary in July 2014 to lead the university’s historic $1.3-billion Energize campaign. Under her leadership, the campaign has exceeded $1 billion, and the university was recently included as one of only two post-secondary institutions in the Globe and Mail’s list of the top 25 fundraising institutions in Canada.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020

2 p.m. MT 

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