Healing Our Youth Seminar
Septemeber 24 from 6-9 @ Legend HS
Want to help our youth? Concerned about a child or teen you know?
ABOUT HEALING OUR YOUTH: GET EDUCATED!
Sponsored by Parker Adventist Hospital, this Healing Our Youth: Get Educated! event is a FREE panel presentation and mental health resource fair for parents, teachers, youth workers, and anyone who is interested in helping improve the mental wellness of youth in our community. As well as listening to an inspiring panel, you'll have the opportunity to connect with mental wellness resources and experts, and have one-on-one conversations with specialists and therapists who will be volunteering their time at the event.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THIS HEALING OUR YOUTH: GET EDUCATED! EVENT?
- Learn important facts and statistics about the brain and the basic biology of mental disorders
- Discover how to identify unhealthy adolescent behavior
- Connect with experts and resources in the field of suicide prevention, mental health and behavioral health
- Understand what steps to take concerning behavioral issues
- Enjoy conversation with other parents, teachers and youth workers
WHAT DOES THE PRESENTATION COVER?
A Parent’s Personal Story – As an introduction to the presentation, a parent shares her retrospective story of her son’s struggle with mental illness and the early warning signs that she wasn’t able to recognize.
Mental Disorders: Facts, Statistics & Biology – In a logical and digestible way, a pediatrician explains important facts and statistics about a youth’s brain and how mental disorders are based in biology.
Substance Abuse Disorder and Your Child – a substance abuse mental health expert explains the dangers of the substances our youth are exposed to in today’s society, plus signs and symptoms to look out for that your child may have substance abuse issues.
Identifying Unhealthy Adolescent Behavior – a professional counselor explains the signs of symptoms to look out for in children that may indicate there is a mental health issue. She also helps you to understand the range of professional help available alongside self-help techniques.
September 18, 2015 | By jjpayne | Category: eDCSD