Parenting Webinars Spring 2022

Dublin City South CYPSC /TUSLA Dublin South Central supporting Resilient Parent-Child Relationships through Post-Pandemic Times, series of webinars developed and delivered by psychotherapist’s Janet Healy & Joanna Fortune.

Building on the success of our Winter 2020, Spring and Summer 2021 editions of our series’ for parents, educators and family support professionals, this Spring 2022 Edition of live webinars continues our exploration of the trials and tribulations of parenthood as we explore the social, psychological, emotional and developmental journey through childhood and adolescence during COVID-19 and in the post-pandemic world. In this, our fourth series of webinars, we continue to reflect on how, as parents and connected

communities, we might begin to think differently about mental health and resilience, exploring how play, and maintaining a playful state-of-mind, can be harnessed to enrich our lives and the lives of those we live and work with.

Webinar 1: Roots of Resilience: The Importance of Playfully Parenting Your Infant or Toddler in Post-Covidian Times. Wednesday 6th April 2022 | 7pm - 8:30pm | Online via Zoom Platform

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children under 5 have either spent half their lives with no real social interactions or opportunities or they had the very earliest stages of a school and social routine pulled away, resulting in lost ground during the most important years of learning and social-emotional development. While we must confront this loss, we cannot do that if we do not first focus on their emotional well-being and our own. Resilience in this early stage of development, as well as in this Post-Covidian time, isn’t about “bouncing back.” It is about integrating, repairing, and growing.

Parenting is incredibly complicated. Your young child is constantly changing, the world is accelerating, and it isn’t always clear what to do. However, time and time again the research reveals that children need something that is remarkably simple to thrive: A warm

and caring connection with you. Join us for this webinar where we will explore how strong, positive, playful relationships help children develop trust, empathy and compassion, and how from birth, babies learn who they are by how they are treated. We will explore how loving relationships provide young children with a sense of comfort, safety and confidence, that form the building

blocks to surviving the inevitable bumps along the way, both now and into the future.

Audience: Parents; Early Years Practitioners, and those working with children and their families as a personal or professional support.

Register here via Eventbrite