Family Rounds Lectures

patients on a virtual call with a group

A monthly series for parents and professionals, via ZOOM

September-May, free and open to all.
You do not have to be a patient of NSMC to take part in Family Resource Center lectures, workshops, support groups, and programs.

Register here or email us

January 21

  • Raising Resilient and Healthy Teens During COVID-19 and a time of increased screen time
  • Cindy Veatch, L.I.C.S.W. Child and Family Therapist and Daniel Moore, M.A., Child Therapist, Doctoral Intern in Clinical Psychology.
  • Participants will learn:
    • The structure and benefits of our online Raising Resilient and Health Children and Teens workshops and the accompanied workbook.
    • Foundational parenting skills for typically developing children and teens as well as those on the spectrum, with ADHD and/or struggle with depression and anxiety.
    • Ideas about starting a similar group in their school, agency and/or community or reasons to refer parents/guardians of children or teens to our parenting workshops.
    • Skills to help manage specific and common stressors exacerbated by the pandemic, e.g., increased screen time use.
    • Some of the ways social and racial inequities impact families.
    • The value of parents/guardians keeping their sense of humor.
    • Facilitators will:
    • Role play some common parent/guardian interactions with a child/teen that are typical in their groups.
    • Identify and practice some problem-solving strategies with participants.
    • Respond to specific parenting challenges participants have heard about from others in their professional or personal lives

February 25

    • Fostering Resilience and Well-being, especially during the pandemic.
    • Ilana Amrani-Cohen, LICSW, PhD., Trainer and Consultant in Private Practice.


    • This didactic, experiential, and participatory presentation will highlight the importance of fostering resilience for professionals during the pandemic.
    • Participants will learn different evidenced based techniques to help manage stress and to enhance well-being.
    • They will practice resilience enhancing strategies which they can use for themselves and teach to others.
    • The presentation will also address how enhancing resilience expands our ability to empathize with people who are at risk, suffering and face social injustices.
    • Objectives: Participants will learn about the neurobiology of stress in order to better understand the concept of resilience and its effects on our lives.
    • Participants will learn at least two evidenced-based techniques to manage stress, enhance resilience and well-being that they can use for themselves and teach to children and adults. Each participant will develop a personal plan to add to their “toolbox” for further reducing stress and fostering resilience.


    The Family Resource Center is grateful for the generous support of the Merry Mixers. Learn more