October 19, 2020 at 11:53 am

Helping Parents Navigate Challenging Child Behavior during Pandemic | Program Starts Oct. 22

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The Psychology and Social Work Clinic and the Center for Intervention Research in Schools at Ohio University are offering a five-week virtual parent group for those experiencing parent burnout during the pandemic.

Helping Parents Navigate Challenging Child Behavior begins Oct. 22, with five sessions on Thursdays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, and Nov. 19.

Most parents are experiencing stress during this difficult and uncertain time. These sessions can help parents navigate stress and challenging child behavior amidst coronavirus.

Activities include:

  • Coping and bonding with other parents.
  • Problem solving discussions with other parents.
  • Guided discussions with a therapist.
  • Evidence-based strategies and skills for children and parents.
  • Managing school/homework dilemmas.

Goals of the program include:

  • Strengthening family relationships and opportunities for
  • Limit setting.
  • Motivating children in ways that don’t require money.
  • Increasing accountability in our children.

Who: Parents of children/teens between the ages of 4 and 14 years who are showing signs of emotional, behavioral, or social stress and problems.

What: Parents will meet with 5 to 7 other parents virtually with two therapists who have expertise in children’s social, emotional, academic, and behavioral problems

When: Thursdays, from 6:00-7:15 (10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19)

Cost: $50 (for five-week group)

For more information or to enroll, contact the Psychology and Social Work Clinic at 740-593-0902.



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