Parenting During COVID-19 Webinar
The current pandemic has been emotionally and mentally difficult on both parents and children. Child psychologists, Lisseth Rojas-Flores and Joey Fung discuss how parents can care for their children’s—as well as their own—mental health during this stressful season. Get practical tips on how to talk to and support children’s adjustment to social distancing, as well as loss and grief associated with the COVID-19 surge. You will also learn: (1) the way COVID-19 impacts motivation, learning, and overall mental health; (2) trauma and grief, and where to get help; (3) mindfulness practices for both parents and kids; (4) parent-child coping activities; and (5) self-care tips to implement as parent/caregiver.
Take Home Practice: Mindfulness Breathing
As parents and caregivers, we need a moment to pause and just breathe. Based on our webinar, Joey Fung guides parents through a mindful breathing practice and provides ways parents can infuse mindfulness into their children’s life.
About the Panelists
Lisseth Rojas-Flores is associate professor of clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and a licensed psychologist. Her research focuses on trauma, youth violence prevention, parent-child relationships, and the overall wellbeing of immigrant children and families in the United States. Her work is deeply informed by culture and context. As a bilingual/bicultural clinical psychologist, Dr. Rojas-Flores is especially interested in addressing the interrelationships between family issues, mental health, and social justice.
Joey Fung is associate professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her research interests lie in parenting, mindfulness, and culture and child psychopathology. Together with her students and colleagues, Dr. Fung is conducting research on school-based prevention intervention for ethnic minority youths, spirituality and mindfulness, and identifying nontraditional delivery systems of mental health care in international settings.