This course will be right for you if you’ve been concerned that your child seems more upset, overwhelmed, sad or withdrawn than usual, or compared to your other children or peers*. This course may also be helpful if your child has received a clinical diagnosis of depression and you are looking for additional support and resources.
This course uses the principles of the Parental Compass to show you some strategies you can use right away to help you and your family manage childhood depression. We recommend taking the Intro to the Parental Compass first whenever possible.
*Please note: This course is not intended to be a substitute for professional treatment. If you suspect your child may be suffering from depression, please make an appointment with an experienced child psychologist or talk to your family doctor.
Dr. Jillian Roberts has been working with children for more than twenty years, first as a primary schoolteacher, then as a child psychologist and an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Victoria. She is the author of the critically acclaimed “Just Enough” book series for children and the creator of the “Key Facts of Life” app. She has also published numerous scholarly articles and given presentations on educational and health psychology around the world. Jillian is also a wife and mother of three children.