Parents As Allies And Advocates 

Partnering to Promote Youth Mental Health

Parents as Allies and Advocates is a presentation for parents and caregivers that will provide an overview of youth mental health issues, including prevalence and warning signs to look for, and ideas for how to support your child/teen.  The presentation will be facilitated by a parent who has experience raising a child with a mental health condition along with a young adult who is living with a condition.  Q&A at the end of the session will provide time for attendees to ask questions and links to resources for ongoing support will be included.

For more information, please contact Natasha LaVine at

  • A one hour, free presentation for parents and caregivers 

  • Presented by 1-2 individuals with lived experience 

  • Topics include warning signs of mental health conditions, coping strategies, ways to help a your child/teen, and more

  • Attendees will receive links to resources and supports

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If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please fill out this request form




To become a presenter, you must complete a training that helps you craft your personal story and prepares you to present it to audiences.


  1. Contact us at to learn more about opportunities

  2. Complete an online training

  3. Attend an in-person training





For additional resources for parents seeking more information on becoming a support for their child, click on the link below.

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