October 25, 2023
Know Your NeuroWhereAbouts:
Brain Based Strategies for Parents & Caregivers
Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S
Crystal Collier, PhD, is a therapist, prevention researcher, educator, and a person in long-term recovery.
Taking risks is a natural behavior for teens, but what is acceptable and when should you step in? Join us to learn parenting techniques based on your child’s stage of brain development. Understand the effects of alcohol, marijuana, technology overuse, pornography, first person shooter games and social media on the teen brain and why you need to "be your child’s frontal lobe" until they grow one of their own.
January 23 @7PM
Protective Power of Parents and Caregivers to Keep Young People Safe and Build Them to be their Best Selves
Dr. Ken Ginsburg, MD, MSEd
Dr. Ken Ginsburg will speak about the critical importance of parents and caring adults in the lives of adolescents. It is the security of your love that allows young people to launch successfully into an uncertain future. It is your high expectations that hold them accountable, keep them safe, and shape them to become their best selves. The best way to protect your child is to prepare them to manage life’s complexities while establishing clear boundaries beyond which they cannot stray. Your modeling of self-care and healthy stress management strategies that teaches them to get through tough times. Listen to remind yourself how much you matter. If you have younger children, now is the time to invest in building wise, strong children who will thrive through adolescence and beyond.