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Connecting NJ June Monthly Education Series: Supporting Mental and Emotional Health for Parents and Caregivers

As the summer season approaches, Connecting NJ is excited to continue their monthly education series, dedicated to providing parents and caregivers with essential tips, tricks, and knowledge to navigate early childhood. June is focusing on the critical aspects of mental and emotional health. The upcoming online sessions will offer invaluable insights and support to help you and your loved ones thrive during the early stages of parenthood.

June 17, 2024: "Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: More Than Postpartum Depression" with Kathy Donaldson

Date: June 17, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: Kathy Donaldson, Pregnancy and Parenting Wellness Program Manager
Registration: Register Here

Join us for an enlightening session with Kathy Donaldson as she delves into the often-overlooked spectrum of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. While postpartum depression is widely recognized, many parents and caregivers are unaware of the broader range of emotional challenges and symptoms that can arise during and after pregnancy.

In this session, Kathy will cover:

  • The signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
  • How to recognize these signs in yourself and others.
  • Practical steps to take if you or someone you know is struggling.
  • Available resources and support systems.

Understanding these conditions is crucial for early intervention and effective management, ensuring a healthier and happier journey through parenthood.

June 20, 2024: "Being a Mom is Hard" with Anicia Roman

Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Anicia Roman, Community Alignment Specialist
Registration: Register Here

Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. In our second session of the month, Anicia Roman will provide guidance and support for new moms and caregivers as they navigate the complex emotions that accompany raising a child.

Anicia will discuss:

  • Common emotional challenges faced by new mothers.
  • Strategies for processing and managing difficult emotions after the fact and in the moment.
  • Resources and support networks available for new parents.
  • Tips for self-care and maintaining mental well-being.

This session aims to create a supportive space where new moms can learn, share, and find reassurance in their experiences.

How to Join

Both sessions are online and free to attend, but registration is required. To secure your spot, please follow the registration links provided above.

Why Attend?

Mental and emotional health are foundational to the well-being of both parents and children. By participating in these sessions, you will gain valuable knowledge, practical tools, and supportive resources to help you navigate the challenges of early parenthood. Whether you're a new parent, an experienced caregiver, or someone supporting a loved one, these sessions offer essential insights to help foster a healthy family environment.

At Connecting NJ, we are committed to empowering parents and caregivers with the education and support they need to thrive. We look forward to your participation in our June series and hope you find these sessions both informative and uplifting.

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Together, let's make parenthood a rewarding and joyous journey, one step at a time.

Connecting NJ is dedicated to providing parents and caregivers with the tools and support they need to foster healthy and happy families.