Essentials to Help Families Thrive

Supporting the Systems That Surround them

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For Professionals

Do you work with families who find it difficult to access mental health services?

Families struggle without the mental health supports they need to thrive, and the situation has compounded with COVID-19. Mental health problems have increased while access to care has decreased. Many families are using sick days, vacation time and FMLA to support their children’s emotional and behavioral needs. Families should not have to wait for a breaking point to access evidence-based support.

As a provider, you can get ahead of this by investing in prevention and directly targeting barriers to access. Research shows that early intervention can drastically improve well-being for families of children with emotional and behavioral challenges. We simply need to do a better job of getting these resources out to the everyday parent in a modern and accessible modality.

We seek to work with clinicians and organizations to overcome barriers families face in accessing evidence-based information.

Shanna Alarez and Jenna Elgin Standing

Why Us, Why Now?

We created our Essentials Parenting eCourse to bridge the gap between rigorously studied parenting interventions and the generalized parenting tools parents and clinicians can access.  We have extensive experience leading  evidence-based parenting interventions. While these programs are robust and valuable, many parents face barriers completing intensive, in-person sessions, particularly during these challenging times. Additionally, not all children and families require high level 1:1 intervention. Finally, if a parent is able to access services, the information they receive may be inconsistent depending on the philosophy and training of that particular provider. 

Our Essentials course was created to meet the needs of providers and families by providing a strong understanding of the core evidence-based concepts and skills in a mobile, modern, and perpetually accessible format

Ways We Work

Professional Training Modules

Clinician/Professional access to our Essentials eCourse, which entails independently watching video modules and taking short quizzes.

Professional Training Modules + Client Logins

Clinician/Professional access to our Essentials eCourse. Upon course completion, you will receive 5 course logins to share with families you are working with. You will receive periodic phone check-in’s from a clinician to review progress.

Professional Training Modules + Continuing Education Credits

Clinician/Professional access to our Essentials eCourse. Combines self-study along with one live group session per month for each module. Professionals will receive continuing education credits.
Launching January 2022.

Supporting Organizations & Employees

Organizations may offer access to our eCourse and coaching as part of their employee benefits package, demonstrating their support of parental well-being.

Early Learning Centers & Parent Education

Explore ways our Essentials eCourse can be used with parents and educators in preschools, co-ops and other early learning centers. We can help you streamline your parent education resources.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Shanna Alvarez professionally for over 17 years in various work settings. During this time, I have seen her demonstrate an incredible depth of knowledge in evidenced-based research and practices on child development. She is genuine in her presentation and has an unparalleled ability to connect with her audience. I have experienced first-hand and heard from both professionals and families that they appreciate Shanna’s non-judgmental, caring approach and leave her presentations feeling inspired with increased understanding and confidence.

Kire Dassel, M.Ed. 
Director of School Services 
Brooks Powers Group
Seattle, Washington

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