CHOC Mental Health Education Program | General Community Webinar | Depression and Anxiety in Kids and Teens

CHOC Mental Health Education Program

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A CHOC Child and Adolescent Mental Health expert will give a presentation about mental health awareness as well as signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in children/adolescents. Special attention will be paid to how current stressors, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and other current events, are impacting children and teens. Attendees will learn warning signs to identify anxiety and depression symptoms in children and teens, coping skills for children and teens, and how parents can seek help.

Date: Monday, April 4, 2022

Time:  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Target Audience: Parents/General Community

Presenter: Sarah Ruiz, PhD

Languages Available: English

Topic Age Range: Pre-K to 12th Grade


  • Learn about depression and anxiety, including how it presents in children and adolescents
  • Understand how current stressors in the world (including COVID-19) are impacting children and adolescents and their mental health
  • Explore skills and tips that parents can use to support their children’s mental health


Launched in July 2017, CHOC’s Mental Health Education Program (MHEP) and our team of pediatric mental health specialists have provided hundreds of educational sessions to thousands of community members, including youth, parents, educators, and providers. Through our presentations and trainings, we strive to partner with and equip our community stakeholders with the needed knowledge, tools, and resources to support the wellness of our County’s children, adolescents, and young adults. If you have any questions about our educational offerings, please contact our MHEP team at