Save the Date! January 26 and 27, 2023 The BC First Responders’ Mental Health Conference

Save the Date! January 26 and 27, 2023

BC First Responder Conference

Let’s Talk About it: Strategies to Support Young People’s Understanding of Parental Operational Stress Injury

Dr. Hawryluk and Ms.Popik will be presenting at the 2023 BC First Responders Conference on creating a healthy foundation for parents (together, separated, or blended families) to understand how operational stress injuries can impact children and youth and offer strength-based strategies to open communication on OSI’s within the family. Talking about it with your kids can be scary and overwhelming. Knowledge around how and what to say will empower parents to support emotional regulation and coping strategies to ensure everyone in the family can be resilient. As Directors and Founders of the Wounded Warriors Canada Warrior Kids Program, Jerris and Helena will go over how the Warrior Kids Programs can help support children and youth in understanding invisible injuries, build connection with other young people and create new coping tools for stronger mental health.

45 Min Presentation + Moderated 15 min Questions