Free Workshop Monday April 1, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m. Newhall Library Active Parenting of Teens This program teaches how to effectively handle family problems through clear, honest communication and respectful discipline. Special attention will be given to teen drug use, sexuality, and violence, providing you with helpful prevention guidelines. Location: Old Town Newhall Library – Community Meeting Instructor: Teresa Romero: For more information call (661) 259-0750
The City of Santa Clarita will present Teen Scene Plugged In at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center on March 20. “Families Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century”, will be the focus of this year’s Teen Scene Plugged-In. The dynamic and engaging program will get you plugged in to today’s teen culture so that you can connect with your teen and understand their daily life. Featured community speakers: Andrea Fleetham, MFT, Alternatives Program Staff Therapist Intern – Santa Clarita Child and Family Center; Kim Goldman, Executive Director – SCV Youth Project; Kathy Hunter, MS, PPS, Director of the Student Services -William S. Hart Union High School District; and Patricia E. Patton, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, will provide parents...
Monday, October 1 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to offer care and support to young people caught in the web of self-destruction. Discussion will include how to offer effective support for substance abusers, self-injurers, destructive relationships, and eating disorders. Learn strategies from a certified addiction specialist and family counselor. This workshop will also feature a panel that includes an addict, a family member, and others who can share their experience, strength, and hope. Location: Santa Clarita Activities Center – Canyon Rooms A & B, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 93150 Instructor: Steve Marckley
Wednesday, October 3 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Depression is a real problem that both children and adolescents manage on a daily basis. The causes range from environmental factors to heredity. This workshop will help caregivers identify the signs of depression, and teach strategies to manage and alleviate some of the symptoms, focusing on improving the family as a whole. Location: Santa Clarita Activities Center – Canyon Rooms A & B, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 93150 Instructor: Chris Jones
Tuesday, November 13 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. As a caregiver, have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? How would I know if my child was using drugs or alcohol? What are the signs and symptoms? What are the most commonly used drugs kids take and what are their effects? Why would they be using drugs? How and where can I get help? Answers to these questions will be discussed as well as the warning signs and symptoms of use and abuse. Location: Santa Clarita Activities Center – Santa Clarita Rooms, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 93150 Instructor: Cary Quashen
This workshop will define what stress and anxiety is and what it looks like in children and adolescents. Different assessment techniques will be presented, and general techniques and interventions will be discussed that will help in lowering stress effects. Participants will learn about progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, and meditation. This event will take place on Wednesday, February 22th from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita’s Activities Center. For additional information call (661)250-3708.
Many adolescents today are participating in some type of risky behavior, such as drugs, sex, self-injurious behavior, peer pressure, and bullying. Teens seem to be testing parental limits more than ever. In this workshop, parents will learn how to effectively communicate and set limits with their teens and reduce these risky behaviors. Learn specific strategies to help you support your teens as they face the difficult challenges of adolescence. This event will take place on Monday, February 13th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the City of Santa Clarita’s Activities Center. For additional information call (661)250-3708.
Join us for a free workshop on what parents need To know about drug & alcohol abuse facilitated by Cary Quashen, Executive Director, ACTION Family Counseling. The event will take place on Thursday, October 20th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the City of Santa Clarita’s Activities Center. For additional information call (661) 250-3708. Addiction in Today’s Youth – Flyer