Panel Talks & Workshops

Parenting in a crisis: With child psychologist Laverne Antrobus

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | 19 October 2020
Online | £36

Child psychologist Laverne Antrobus leads this informative lecture-style workshop, which will empower you to support your children’s’ mental health during the pressing issues of our time.

During their formative years, children begin building the blueprint for the rest of their lives. How they interact with others and the ways in which they absorb information are skills learned at a young age. So in the midst of divisive and disempowering times, how can you ensure you are building resilience and supporting your children as best as you can?

In this evidence-based and clinically-informed lecture with child psychologist Laverne Antrobus, you will learn about the impacts of a crisis on your child’s emerging mental health, as well as how to spot coping mechanisms, and how to respond to patterns or habits that are concerning you. You will also discover the importance of openness in your relationship with your child or children, and why this is essential for protecting your own mental health.

This workshop will put you in the same virtual room as one of the leading child psychologists in the field, and allow you to ask her your questions in a supportive environment. You will leave feeling empowered to open up communication in your family, recognise when someone within your family is in need of help, and feel capable of supporting your own wellbeing.

Register here

Laverne Antrobus – courtesy of Steve Meddle / Shutterstock

Course content

  • Coping with a pandemic as a parent
  • Understanding the emergence of your child’s mental health during Covid-19 and other crises
  • Talking about the pandemic: what to say and how to say it
  • Responding to your child’s needs, and what to look out for
  • Caring for everyone – including yourself
  • Looking ahead, staying hopeful and building resilience
  • Q&A

Tutor profile

Laverne Antrobus is a consultant child and educational psychologist. For the last 25 years she has worked with children and families in need of help. As a professional and academic tutor on the Doctorate in Child Community and Educational Psychology at the Tavistock Clinic, she also appears on popular daytime broadcasts and regularly provides a psychological perspective on issues that affect children and their families in both radio and print media. She has collaborated on programmes about childhood for the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic she has had a key role on Newsround, an ITV documentary, and in print media, giving advice to children and parents on anxiety induced by the pandemic.

You will be sent a link to the webinar 1hr before the start time of 6.30pm (BST).

This masterclass is available globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

6.30pm BST | 7.30pm CEST | 10.30am PDT | 1.30pm EDT

Header Image: Washing hands is one way children can feel in control of their situation. Photo by Getty Images.

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