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Kids’ Minds Matter to host back-to-school sessions for parents

By Staff | Aug 14, 2020

Kids’ Minds Matter is hosting several sessions on Facebook Live during August and into September to help prepare families as children transition back to school.

The sessions are part of Mental Health Mondays, a virtual series providing information, discussion and resources about mental health topics.

Upcoming sessions include:

• Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m.: Julie Noble, child advocate for the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, on “Tips for Helping Kids Stay Safe at Home During Virtual Learning”

• Aug. 31 at 4 p.m.: Kari Davis, holistic life coach, essential oil educator and founder of The Well Team, on “Using Aromatherapy for Upleveling Kids’ Mental Health”

• Sept. 7 at 12:30 p.m.: Peggy Jugmahansingh, Joseph R. Craig and Jeannine Sparkes, mental health navigators, and Richard Keelan, child advocacy supervisor for the Golisano Children’s Hospital, on “How Mental Health Navigators are Making a Difference in SWFL Schools”

“Everything for children and families has been turned upside down in recent months,” Dr. Paul Simeone, vice president and medical director of behavioral health at Lee Health, said. “Children and the community have been impacted by changes to continue education during the pandemic, and Kids’ Minds Matter is dedicated to providing resources to help parents and children navigate these changes successfully.”

The Mental Health Mondays series is streamed live every Monday from the Kids’ Minds Matter Facebook channel (Facebook.com/KidsMindsMatter). Each week, experts speak on a different aspect of mental health and answer questions from viewers. Those who are unable to view live can later watch a video of the presentation on Kids’ Minds Matter’s Facebook.

For more information, visit KidsMindsMatter.com/MentalHealthMondays.