Family Engagement

Erika’s Lighthouse regularly hears from educators and teens of the need to educate and engage families. Erika’s Lighthouse has designed information, resources, workshops and more to equip school communities to better interact with families around depression and mental health.

Family Workshop I

School communities can host this Family Workshop, or distribute on-demand videos, to engage and educate families. This workshop integrates seamlessly with the Level I curriculum for grades 4-6.

Create a Resource Portal Account to access the turn-key facilitators guide, slideshows and videos.

Family Handbook

This free guide can be easily distributed to families. From good mental health, to educating families about signs and symptoms to helping facilitate conversations – the Family Handbook is a beginner’s guide for mental wellness.

Family Workshop II

School communities can host this Family Workshop, or distribute on-demand videos, to engage and educate families. This workshop integrates seamlessly with the Level II and III curricula for grades 5-12.

Create a Resource Portal Account to access the turn-key facilitators guide, slideshows and videos.

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Additional Resources

Erika’s Lighthouse offers a host of other materials for schools to support families with letters, handouts, and more.

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The Parent Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression

Our handbook is designed to help – with practical ideas written in an easy to read style. This is a parent-to-parent guide and contains ideas that we have found helpful – ideas that we hope will be of some help to families in a difficult time.

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Use these great bookmarks for schools and clinics to easily share and distribute this free resource.
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Instantly access the Parent Handbook on your PC or tablet at no cost to you/sin costo para usted.
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Purchase a physical copy of the Parent Handbook for your school, library or community center.
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Supplemental Resources

Erika’s Lighthouse provides school communities with complementary, integrated resources to educate and engage families around student mental health.

Discussion Guides

Handouts, resources and videos to help start engaging dialogue between teens and families.

Handouts

Letters, information sheets, shared vocabulary and more to update and inform families.

Awareness into Action

Encourage the implementation of turn-key campaigns in schools and homes to promote good mental health.

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