DAY 2 PANEL 1: Surviving the Storms in Our Minds: Fixing Unhelpful Thoughts While Parenting DC MOMS, DC Department of Human Services Speakers: Ashley White Corbett, MSW, LGSW; Sabrina Tate, MSW; Wylette Burton, MPA Description: The storms of life can be triggered by a chain of events that occur from a build-up of conflict in our external worlds.
On the outside, we may appear to be functioning normally to our children, but on the inside, there are internal battles that we struggle with every day.
This session will teach participants how to identify cognitive distortions and interrupt unhelpful thought patterns that negatively impact behavior and parent-child relationships.
We will discuss metaphorically how the characteristics of 3 types of storms: Blizzards, Sand Storms and Tornadoes become part of behavior to create deficit-based communication in parenting.
We will then provide a crisis response to enhance parental confidence and elevate the self-esteem of their children. Theme(s): Mental Health, Opioid/Substance Use