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Educational Workshops

Workshops for Parents

Our workshops offer parents information and insights about age-appropriate behavior in their child’s development and how early intervention can prevent children from developing negative psychological experiences. The workshops also focus on the effects of trauma on children and how to prevent traumatic incidents from occurring. Every workshop is designed to help parents support their child’s mental well-being as well as their own.

Understanding Mental Health and How to Help Someone

This workshop addresses depression and anxiety, the two most common mental health diagnoses in the U.S. Participants learn the differences between the two illnesses and how to help someone who is affected.

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child

This workshop explores how permitting children to express their feelings positively can impact their mental health.

Understanding Teenagers

Generational differences between parents and their children often cause strains and challenges for both parties. This workshop focuses on the emotional cycle that occurs during the teenage years—and how to cope as a parent. Special emphasis is given to the importance of building a relationship with your teenager rather than just setting rules.

Holiday Blues

The holiday season can be an emotional roller coaster—the challenge of trying to meet everyone’s expectations while dealing with your own emotions. In this workshop, participants learn tips on how to reduce holiday tension and seasonal stress.

Bullying Prevention

Every day children are being bullied online, at school, or at home. This workshop will empower parents to help their child address the problem before it occurs and where to get the right resources to deal with it when it does.

Building Bonds between Schools and Families

This workshop discusses the impact that parents, working in collaboration with teachers and administrators, can have on a child’s educational experience. Emphasis is on relationships, both in and out of school, and how to influence a child’s behavior and academic performance.

Self-Care: Me, Myself, and I

The self-care movement is now trending everywhere. Many people are going to spas, shopping or exercising as a form of self-care. But self-care also involves the work a person does internally to grow as an individual. This workshop highlights what self-care is and how to incorporate self-care practices into your daily routine to improve your overall mental well-being.

Mental Health and Social Media

Despite the popularity of social media platforms and the rapid growth of technology, there is a wealth of data that suggests these can affect you personally—your mental health and behavior, and how to socialize with others. This workshop focuses on how social media can impact your life and how to prevent it from affecting your mental health and emotional well-being.

Understanding Your Child’s Behavior

Behavioral issues are not the same as mental health issues. There are subtle differences between the two. This workshop focuses on how to distinguish between normal acting out behaviors and mental health challenges—insights that are critical to seeking out the right kind of care.

Teaching Tolerance and Empathy

This workshop helps participants recognize the strength it takes to create, balance and sustain an empathic mindset in a culture that does not always value it.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is a way for two or more parties to find a neutral or peaceful solution to a disagreement or problem. Whatever the nature of the disagreement, the goal is to learn to defuse, negotiate, and resolve a conflict in any assigned setting. This workshop offers some valuable tips on how to do that.

Workshops for School Professionals

Early recognition of emotional or mental health problems can be critical to a child’s academic success. Our educational programs are designed to help teachers and administrators identify warning signs and the type of help they can provide.

The Power of Parent Engagement

Engaging parents in any part of the casework process can help promote the safety and well-being of children and families. This workshop focuses on the effective ingredients needed to engage parents in the helping process and maintain their involvement—and how to connect with available community resources.

Self-care Tips and Finding Balance

The never-ending cycle of work, childcare, family and financial responsibilities can take a toll on your mental health. This workshop deals with how to create a safe space. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss self-care and how to incorporate self-care practices into their daily routines.

How to Spark Creativity in the Workplace

Repetition can leave someone feeling uninspired and bored. Simply changing up your daily routine can be just what you need to boost productivity, creativity and enthusiasm. This workshop focuses on ways to stay inspired, enlightened, and motivated at work.

Fostering Co-working Relationships

Unhealthy relationships with coworkers can affect your mental health and you perform on the job. This workshop focuses on how to create a safe space to maintain some sanity in difficult situations—and make it easier to deal with others in the workplace.

Classroom Management and Behavior Modification

This workshop offers insights on how to distinguish between normal acting-out behaviors and behaviors caused by mental health challenges. Teachers and administrators learn tips they can implement to better manage undesirable classroom behavior.

Understanding Mental Health and How to Help Someone

Learn the differences between mental health challenges and mental illness—and the signs and symptoms to look for in identifying problems.

Stress Management Tips

Everyone is affected by stress and challenges in life. But what matters is how you handle those challenges. This workshop focuses on how to identify the triggers and more importantly, effective ways to cope.

Thinking Outside the Box

“Thinking outside the box” is a metaphor for thinking differently and sometimes unconventionally. This workshop offers new and innovative ways to look at work and productivity and how to incorporate out-of-the-box thinking on the job.

Mental Health First Aid Training

In partnership with Thrive NYC, NYPCC conducts Mental Health First Aid trainings for employees of nonprofit organizations in the NYC area. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course that teaches how to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses
  • Respond if there are warning signs in youth, friends, and loved ones
  • Connect individuals with mental health issues to appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care

Participants receive a 3-year certification in either Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid.  The training sessions are held monthly at each of the three NYPCC centers.

To date, we have trained over 350 individuals representing a variety of organizations, helping them to offer mental health support to their clients as well as their coworkers, families and the community at large.