Supporting our youth means supporting their parents and caregivers.

Parenting can be challenging under the best of circumstances. When a child, teenager, or young adult struggles with emotional, mental, or behavioral health problems, parenting can be overwhelming and isolating. Dr Natalie Burns will provide information that helps break down the stigma surrounding mental health and enables parents to recognize risk and warning signs, when to seek help, and how to best support their child. We will also discuss how to talk with your child about suicidal risk and ensure they are getting the care they need when they need it. Lastly, we will also provide tips and techniques for parental self-care and well-being.

Natalie Burns LMSW, MA, is a senior Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Social Work at the University of Michigan. Natalie has advanced intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.  She serves on the Zero to Thrive Perinatal Clinic in Ambulatory Psychiatry. Natalie has expertise working with women in the perinatal phase and specializes in perinatal mood disorders, reproductive loss, and infertility related issues. Natalie is also a certified post-partum Doula. Natalie serves on social work communication committee, teaches the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy resident mentorship, facilitates two groups: Perinatal Adjustment group and Adult Dialectical Behavioral therapy skills group, and oversees the Thrive With Your Baby Clinic in primary care settings. Her clinical interests include mood disorders, reproductive loss, trauma, relational work with parents and infants, trauma, and suicidality. Natalie also serves as a consultant for the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality where she trains mental health providers in suicide specific assessment and intervention.

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