Parent Support Call: For Parents of School-Age Kids

Parent Support Call: For Parents of School-Age Kids

June 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Katie Mahoney

Being a parent of a school-age child during a pandemic is… a lot. Add to this the stressors of isolation, job insecurity, food insecurity, online schooling, health concerns, community trauma, loss of in-person support networks, and global uncertainty, and it is all too much for any one of us to grapple with on our own.

You are not alone.

Join NAMI Seattle for a call on June 4th to connect with, support and share resources with your fellow parents of school-age kids. We’ll be joined by health providers and counselors from local schools who can help connect you with resources – but the main focus of this call will be YOU. What do you need? How can we help you take care of yourself so that you can keep taking care of your family? How can we help you build a village when it feels like the bottom has fallen out of everything? We are here to support you, and we truly hope you can join us for this call.

About the facilitators:

Shayla is a born & raised Seattleite and mother to two young boys with disabilities. She is a facilitator of mindfulness sessions in partnership with Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, a faculty member at the UW Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities program, and has facilitated a FOCS group for families of children with disabilities. Her hobbies include reading, being in nature with her family and eating pastries.

Heather has worked in mental health as a psychiatric nurse for 16 years with both children and adults. She currently works on the inpatient mental health units at Harborview Medical center and as a Seattle elementary school nurse. She became passionate about helping support people living with mental illness after experiences growing up with family members affected by mental illness. As a NAMI volunteer she teaches middle & high school students and staff about mental illness and suicide prevention. When not working you may see her running with her two Weimaraner’s pups Frida and Elliott or riding her bike around Lake Washington.

You may dial in to this call or join through videochat. Click here to register or RSVP by text (206-207-7765) or voicemail (206-783-9264) to receive call-in info.

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