Back to School Post-COVID:
Letting go of old COVID-19 habits and getting into new ones
Back to school season means learning the skills your child needs to thrive academically; this year, it can also mean letting go of those learned and negative habits developed during COVID-19.
The upcoming MNO Mental Health and Addictions webinar with Dr. Michael Cheng will help MNO citizens understand the ways the pandemic has affected children, youth and families (negatively and positively). Resources will also be shared on where families can find help if needed.
Join us on October 7, 2021 to learn about the many ways to support our children, youth and families on coping with the new normal!
Bio: Dr. Michael Cheng is a child and family psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. In between patients, Dr. Cheng works with eMentalHealth.ca, an initiative of Children’s Hospital of Easter Ontario.
His approach involves the following:
- Radical empathy, acceptance and validation to connect to children/youth and families
- Helping children/youth and families to (re)connect to the people, things and activities that are truly meaningful in their lives
- Helping children/youth and families to disconnect from those people, things and activities that are not helpful in their lives
- Helping children/youth and families overcome any particular challenges along the way, e.g. sensory processing issues, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, visual stress, etc.