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New Psychologist-Led Video Series Supports Parents’ and Children’s Mental Health this Winter

Child Development Expert Hosts “A Psychologist’s Guide to Winter Well-Being” to Improve Family Resilience During the Winter Months

SEATTLE, December 21, 2021,
7:00 a.m. PT – The American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Surgeon General have made national declarations warning of youth mental health challenges as our nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. For nearly two years, families have been on the receiving end of a lot of stress and strain.

Kids are struggling, and so are parents and caregivers. In a survey conducted during the pandemic, parents reported higher amounts of stress than adults without children. And research shows that poor mental health in parents is related to poor mental and physical health in children.

To support parents, caregivers, and kids, Committee for Children, a nonprofit and leading provider of research-based social-emotional learning programs, is pleased to announce its second-annual seasonal video series, “A Psychologist’s Guide to Winter Well-Being.” The series will begin today, December 21, the start of the winter season.

This year’s Winter Well-Being videos are hosted by Dr. Tia Kim, a developmental child psychologist, a parent-child relationship expert, and a mom. Dr. Kim will be joined by a few special guests to cover a range of wellness-related topics. Her advice is rooted in research, and she’ll share practices and tips relevant to kids and families. Video topics range from managing holiday stress to being an effective parent to understanding culture and its impact on mental health.

“Parents, we know you’re already juggling so much,” said Dr. Kim, who is VP of Education, Research, and Impact at Committee for Children. “We condensed decades of research into need-to-know tips and advice so you can come away with simple mental health strategies to try with yourself and your kids this winter.”

Visit to watch the video series trailer and the first video, Managing Holiday Stress. New videos will be published every Tuesday through mid-February:

  • Managing Holiday Stress (December 21, 2021)
  • Embracing the Silver Lining (December 28, 2021)
  • Setting Goals as Self-Care (January 4, 2022)
  • Nurturing Teens’ Friendships (January 11, 2022)
  • Understanding Culture and Mental Health (January 18, 2022)
  • Supporting Kids’ Sense of Self (January 25, 2022)
  • Being an Effective Parent (February 1, 2022)
  • Celebrating with Gratitude (February 8, 2022)
  • Showing Yourself Kindness (February 15, 2022)

If you’d like to ask questions about well-being, head to and leave Dr. Kim a comment. You can also email


About Committee for Children
Committee for Children is a global nonprofit that has championed the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL), child protection, and bullying prevention for more than 40 years. With a history of action and influence, we’re known as a leader in social-emotional education and a force in advocacy, research, and innovation in the field. We take a comprehensive approach to SEL, promoting social-emotional well-being from birth to early adulthood—supporting not just classrooms, but entire communities. As our programs transform the lives of more than 20.5 million children per year, we rise to meet societal challenges to ensure children everywhere can thrive. Visit to learn more.

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