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Free Fall Workshop for Parents & Caregivers

October 2 | October 9 | November 6

The Role of Parents in Reducing Risk for Adolescents: Let’s Promote Well-being

Adolescence is a time of great developmental change for young people. Multiple factors can make adolescents vulnerable to mental health problems. As teens become more independent, they often test rules and limits and try experimenting with alcohol, drugs, sexual identity, sexual activity, and potential victimizing and bullying through social media. Peer pressure; academic demands; balancing sports, work, school and friends, in addition to a lack of sleep can create anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age and many cases are never detected or treated. Parents and caregivers play an important role in monitoring and communicating with their teenagers to keep them safe from harm and promote well being.  In this workshop, we will discuss adolescent risk factors; interventions; strategies to build resilience; and ways to keep the lines of communication open to help all adolescents thrive.

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