Supporting Kids with OCD: Strategies for Parents & Caregivers
Parenting a child with OCD can be difficult because you often have to go against your natural instincts. In this episode Michelle and Bryn are joined by Jen, a parent of a youth living with OCD, and Dr. Evelyn Stewart, Psychiatrist at BC Children's Hospital and founding Director of the Provincial Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic. They discuss what OCD is and isn't, how to know when to reach out for help, approaches parents can use to not 'feed the OCD' and practical strategies to help best support your child at home.
Kelty Webpage: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Parent Peer Support for Families at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Jen is a mom of a wonderful youth who has been diagnosed and is living with OCD. Jen is a writer, teacher and creative director at a podcasting company. She knows the importance and power of sharing stories that matter and the connection they can create.
Dr. Evelyn Stewart
Dr. Evelyn Stewart, is a Psychiatrist at BC Children’s Hospital and the founding Director of the Provincial Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Program. Through her work, Dr. Stewart helps children and youth affected by OCD, as well as supports their families along the journey. She is a leading clinical, genetic and neuroscience researcher and professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.