Join Dr. Parker Huston, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Director of the On Our Sleeves Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, as he discusses how children and families are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways to talk about mental health with children. Dr. Parker will explore strategies for families with children of all ages and stages for coping with unexpected changes, alleviating boredom, and increasing resiliency.
This program will be online via Zoom. Please join at this link:
Topic: Resiliency and Boredom for children and families
Time: Jan 14, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 854 6077 0826
Parker Huston, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Director of the On Our Sleeves Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is also the Population Health Clinical Lead for Behavioral Health. He works part-time in the Comprehensive Pediatric Feeding Clinic as well. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University of Ohio, then earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University. He continued his training at Allegheny General Hospital and The Children’s Institute Rehabilitation Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital. He has a current faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
In his role with the On Our Sleeves movement, Dr. Huston works on population mental health initiatives. He develops, manages and shares mental health content and advocates for children's mental health on a local, regional, and national level. He also provides education and programming to families, schools and companies on how to discuss mental health and improve mental wellness and access to services in their community. He enjoys speaking with children, families, community and business leaders, and others who are passionate about improving children’s mental health and bringing increased awareness and access to resources into the community.
Dr. Huston's passion is rooted in providing education and opening doors so that children and their families can achieve their maximum potential and feel like they have agency in their lives. He believes that improving children’s mental health is important to set them up for success as adolescents and adults. Focusing on good mental health practices during childhood can create healthy habits throughout the life span.