Parent University Webinar: Strategies for Parents to Manage and Reduce Anxiety

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Watch as Newport Academy’s Heather Monroe, LCSW, Director of Program Development, and host Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, Vice President of Clinical Outreach, join with parents from across the country in our Parent University webinar series to discuss strategies for parents to manage and reduce anxiety to best support themselves and their children.

Parent University Webinar

Heather Monroe is a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating trauma and its destructive effects on individuals and families. Heather also has expertise in treating teenage depression and anxiety. She has worked in the fields of teen treatment and prevention for more than 10 years. Additionally, she has implemented solution-focused techniques with teenagers in a wide range of settings.

In the video above, Heather explores toxic stress and how it affects the nervous system and brain function. She also offers techniques to help parents manage their stress levels and increase inner calm, to be able to better serve their children and themselves.

Our Family-Centered Approach

At Newport Academy, the family is a primary focus of our treatment process, as we recognize that sustainable healing for teens and young adults involves treating the entire family as a unit. We support families while working to restore harmony, utilizing family counseling to practice the coping and communication skills that are essential to building a healthy family. Through authentic connections with themselves, their peers, and their families, sustainable healing for young people is possible; fear is replaced with love and disconnection is worked into connection—and the power of connection has never been more important than it is now.

Thus, we are dedicated to providing unwavering support for parents by gathering together as a community to offer resources, guidance, and tools for parents navigating through these uncertain times.