Positively Motivating the Difficult Teen
Free Parenting Event Offered
In honor of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month, the City of Virginia Beach Human Services Department is hosting a free parenting event: Positively Motivating the Difficult Teen at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Auditorium at 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA on Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This opportunity to learn ways to positively engage your teenager is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is necessary.
Three experts in the field of mental health will each give a brief presentation on how to positively engage, motivate, and encourage today’s difficult teen.. Panel members include:
· Shannon Atkinson, LCSW, Director of Social Services, Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health;
· Stephen W. Smith, Ph.D. Psychological Services, Virginia Beach Public Schools
· Jim Thornton, LPC- Coordinator, Child & Youth Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services, Human Services Department, City of Virginia Beach
After the panel presentation, the program will be open for questions from the audience.
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is a key strategy of the Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign, which is part of the Public Awareness and Support Strategic Initiative by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. To coincide with the panel presentation, Mayor William D. Sessoms proclaimed Thursday, May 23 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Virginia Beach. To learn more about services available to children in Virginia Beach call Jim Thornton at 385-0842 or visit Child & Youth Services.
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