Mental Health Literacy for Parents

  • Learn about your child's growing brain, how it reacts to challenges, and how you can use challenges to build resilience

  • Get real-world strategies for proactive parenting and resolving common conflicts that arise in families

  • Build a framework for fostering mental health that you will use today and throughout the adolescent stage of your child's development

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome!

    • Navigating The Program

  2. 2
    • Neuroscience 101

    • Resource: Combat / Box Breathing

  3. 3
    • The Resilient Mindset Model

    • Resource: Guides for Fostering Mental Health

  4. 4
    • Brain-Based Parenting & Mental Health Literacy

    • Resource: Common Mental Health Disorders

    • Resource: Signs & Symptoms


Founder of Pathways to Empower

Dr. Donna Volpitta

Always an educator, Dr. Volpitta loves finding ways to translate neuroscience so that people can apply it to their own lives. Her work is grounded in the latest research in neurology, psychology, and education. She is the co-author of The Resilience Formula, author of Neuroworld, co-creator of the Nametags Education Program, and is a sought-after speaker. A former classroom teacher (and mother of 4 adolescents!) with experience in both general and special education, Donna holds a doctoral degree in Learning Dis/Abilities from Teachers College, Columbia University.