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Tykes & Teens Back-to-School Video Series

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Tykes & Teens Back-to-School Video Series
Free series provides tips, tool and resources
to help parents and students build resilient return to school
To prepare parents and students for a mentally resilient return to school this fall, Tykes & Teens is once again sharing its free “Mental Health Matters” back-to-school video series. Each segment features leading mental health experts, educators and students discussing practical tips, tools and resources on a variety of topics, including anxiety, depression, creating routines for stability, and more.
“We are excited to once again share this back-to-school series which remains just as important and relevant today as we continue facing the devastating impact the pandemic is having on the mental health of our youth,” said Tykes & Teens Director of Prevention Services Dorothy Oppenheiser. “Our goal is to provide prevention services that give students and parents tools and resources to support them in navigating these continuing challenging times so they emerge with resilience.” 
“Mental Health Matters” Back-to-School Video Series:
“Feeling Anxious? You're Not Alone”
Overwhelmed, stressed and worried about going back to in-person school and activities? How to best prepare, anxiety signs for parents and students to look for, and how to move forward with resiliency.
  • Dr. Alethia DuPont, Psy. D. – Tykes & Teens Director of Outpatient Services
  • Plus a teen perspective
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“Depressed or Just Down?”
How do you support a student who is experiencing depression? How do you know if you're depressed or just down? How do you know when to reach out for professional help? Signs to look for and tools to create a resilient return.
  • Tamie Gilarski, LCSW, RPT-S – Tykes & Teens School Based Program Coordinator, Psychotherapist, Play Therapist Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor
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“Creating Routines for Stability”
How to develop routines that create stability and resiliency as you return to in-person school and activities. Tips to creating a path toward preparing to return to school.
  • Andrea Greenlee, LCSW – Tykes & Teens Director of School Based Services and Psychotherapist
  • Monique Coleman, MS – Tykes & Teens Prevention Coordinator
  • Hannah Greenlee – A “Changing Vibes, Changing Lives” Student Perspective
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“Practical Steps for Students”
Following more than a year of crisis and uncertainty, we'll provide practical steps from an educator's perspective on how students can overcome the stress and anxiety of returning to in-person school.
  • Dorothy Oppenheiser – Tykes & Teens Director of Prevention Services
  • Monique Coleman, MS – Tykes & Teens Prevention Coordinator
  • Anthony Ferro – Jensen Beach High School Teacher
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“Enhancing Young Children and Family Resilience”
Tools for childcare staff and parents to support children ages 0 to 5 through day-to-day transitions and as start or return to school. Tykes & Teens is the sole provider of Infant Mental Health Services and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation on the Treasure Coast.
  • Laura Girlando, LMHC – Tykes & Teens Director of Infant Mental Health
  • Elizabeth Appleton, IMH-E® – Tykes & Teens Director of Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
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Additional resources are available at
For more information on Tykes & Teens’ children’s mental health programs and services, visit or call 772-220-3439.
To learn more about how you can support children’s mental health in our community, visit
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