Virtual Respite Session During COVID-19 For LGBTQ Parents and Caregivers

The pandemic has added a tremendous amount of stress on parents. They are navigating a new normal while supporting their children, and now preparing for drastic changes with a new school year. It’s overwhelming.

I have teamed up with Our Family Coalition a Bay Area LGBTQ community organization to facilitate a free virtual therapeutic respite session for parents. Join us in a self-reflecting art activity while learning coping skills.

When: Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 8-9:30 pm

Materials Needed: Paper and coloring supplies

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If your organization is interested in having a workshop led, please email Shani at Childlifemommy@gmail.com.

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We are currently facing unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has created trauma, loss, and a rise in anxiety for many. Our Family Coalition,  is a Bay Area nonprofit supporting LGBTQ+ families. They recognize the need to support their community members who are navigating this new norm.

I will be facilitating a free three-part series to help parents cope by providing practical tools and resources.

Learn how to: 
  • Ease children’s fear and anxiety related to COVID-19
  • Foster healthy relationships at home
  • Utilize therapeutic play activities and coping strategies
  • Instill self-care techniques
First Session: 

Supporting Tweens and Teens During COVID-19

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 8-9:30pm

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Second Session:

Supporting Young Children Coping with COVID-19

Monday, July 13, 2020 from 12-1:30pm

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Third Session:

Parent Respite During COVID-19

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 8-9:30pm

Click Here to Register 

If your organization is interested in having a workshop led, please email Shani at Childlifemommy@gmail.com.

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Supporting Families Through Virtual Child Life Services

The pandemic of COVID-19 has caused an increase in anxiety with children and adults. Parents may feel overwhelmed by supporting their child’s needs and emotions, while still trying to manage their own. Families coping with additional struggles of a chronic illness or recent loss may feel even more vulnerable.

As a Certified Child Life Specialist in private practice, I support families coping with life’s challenges. Through therapeutic interventions of play, education, and creative art modalities, I help children understand what is occurring, gain control, and express their emotions while learning healthy coping skills. Providing parent support is also a vital role that I have. My goal is to empower children and their caregivers to use these therapeutic outlets at home.

I will be offering virtual child life sessions for individual families and community groups, such as churches and schools. If you are interested, please reach out to me at ChildLifeMommy@gmail.com or fill out the contact form below.

Additional Resources

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