The Good Life Center for Mental Health takes pride in serving clients through treatment as well as delivering services aimed at prevention and education for professionals and the larger community. We welcome opportunities to partner with schools, religious institutions, and community organizations to provide lectures, brief educational series, as well as community education programs.
There is ample empirical support for providing community education and prevention programs to enhance community health and wellness. Bringing awareness to mental health, self-help strategies and educating the public about mental health resources is critical to seeking and receiving services when they are needed.
A particularly large body of research has found profound benefits of psychoeducation and prevention programs for improving family satisfaction and improving children’s problematic behaviors. Even brief psychoeducation has been found to bring about considerable improvements in children’s mental health challenges. Psychoeducation can help parents improve their understanding of their children’s symptoms and difficult conduct as well as increases their confidence in their parenting strategies. Parents can become more apt at setting reasonable limits while avoiding ineffective punishment that actually reinforces negative behavior, foster negatives emotions and increase resentment towards them.
Psychoeducation is also helpful in assisting parents identify their own role in triggering or maintaining their children’s symptoms, which in turn increases their sense of control and empowerment in managing their children’s behavioral and emotional challenges. Thus, even small changes in parenting strategies can strengthen the parent-child bond.
The Good Life Center for Mental Health is able to design and tailor educational lectures and series for specific populations or organizations in need of assistance. We are able to provide presentations focusing on mood disorders, attentional difficulties, anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, unwanted habits behavioral problems and academic or occupational challenges.
If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact us.