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If you teach, counsel, lead, work with, or live with teens, this conference is for you!
When Life Hands You Teenagers When Life Hands You Teenagers
Friday, September 13, 2013

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas


How do we prepare for the challenges of dealing with teenagers? How do we give teens the tools to be healthy, responsible people and to lead happy, fulfilling lives? Get answers and guidance from the experts at this enlightening conference for parents, counselors, educators and others who work with teens.

Registration: $40
Lunch included.
5.0 CEUs offered. Get more information.
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SPEAKERS
John Talmadge Four Sides to Every Story

John Talmadge, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
We often label teenagers based on what we can easily see—their behaviors, emotions and actions. In our different roles, each of us is in a position to see at least one aspect of an adolescent's life. But it is critical that we take the time to construct a complete picture of what is going on in a teenager's life before drawing a conclusion or making a diagnosis. In this enlightening presentation, Dr. Talmadge will discuss four perspectives that, when explored and defined, can provide us with the information we need to better understand and serve teens who may be struggling.

Janet Henson Teens and Marijuana: Busting the Myths

Janet Anselmo-Henson, LCDC
Director of Substance Abuse Services, Dallas County Juvenile Probation
The myths surrounding the seemingly "harmless" effects of marijuana use have created an attitude of tolerance and passivity. This attitude, based completely on positive propaganda, is scientifically unfounded. Research continues to prove that marijuana is harmful and that its effects on our youth will have long-term ramifications. This presentation examines eight prevailing myths purported as truth to young people by the media and other advocates for the legalization of marijuana. It also offers tips to help parents and professionals communicate effectively with teens on this topic.

Tara Brown The Power of One: Connecting with Youth to Unleash their Potential

Tara Brown
Award Winning Educator and Author
Kids today need desperately to be seen and heard and to feel the validation that comes from caring adults. Known as "The Connection Coach" and "Teen Whisperer," Tara will explore the power of connections to change the lives of youth, regardless of their backgrounds or challenges. Learn about the effect of stress on a teen's ability to receive and retain information, the differences in how males and females process information, and the powerful role that adults play in motivating and engaging teens.

TABLE TOPICS
During the lunch session, attendees will have the opportunity to join a table discussion about a specific topic related to youth mental health. Here are a few of the experts who will be leading these table discussions:
ADOLESCENT GIRLS HEALTHY COPING SKILLS WHAT TO DO WHEN A
TEEN IS IN CRISIS
Phyllis Bisch Jamie Copaken Sherry Cusumano
Phyllis Bisch, MA, LPC
Jamie Copaken, LCSW
Psychotherapist/School Counselor
Sherry Cusumano, RN, LCDC, MS
Green Oaks Hospital
STAYING SOBER AND GETTING
THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL
ADOLESCENT BOYS FAMILY DYNAMICS
Juli Ferraro Justin Hughes Kim Humphries
Juli Ferraro, M.Ed., LCDC
Principal, Serenity High School
Justin Hughes, MA, LPC, NCC
Haven Counseling
Kim Humphries, LCSW
Kim Humphries & Associates
STRESS IN TEENS WHAT'S NORMAL, WHAT'S NOT ANXIETY IN ADOLESCENCE
Kelly Jameson Michael Leach Kristen Ohlenforst
Kelly Jameson, PhD, LPC
School Counselor, Parish Episcopal
Michael Leach, PhD
Uptown Analytic Practices
Kristen Ohlenforst, PhD
Therapy Dallas
COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR
TEEN MENTAL HEALTH
EATING DISORDERS COMMUNICATING WITH TEENS
Amy Pool Lara Pence Priya Singhvi
Amy Pool, M.Ed.
Region 10 Educational Consultant
Lara Pence, MBA, PsyD
The Elisa Project
Priya Singhvi, MS
School Counselor, Greenhill School
BULLYING ONLINE COUNSELING GIRLS' HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Kim Simmons Janie Stubblefield Susan Sugerman
Kimberly Simmons
Region 10 Counseling Consultant
Janie Stubblefield, MA, LPC-S
Mobile Counseling
Susan Sugerman, MD
Girls to Women Health and Wellness
DEALING WITH DIFFICULT TEENS SUICIDE PREVENTION  
Abel Tomatis Missy Wall  
Abel Tomatis, PhD
Psychologist, Dallas ISD
Missy Wall, LMSW, M.Div
Teen CONTACT Program
 
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“This conference definitely exceeded my expectations. All presentations were relevant
for today’s schools and provided excellent insight into what teenagers need
during this ever-changing time in their lives.”

“Best parenting conference I’ve ever been to! Thank you for doing this
important work and sharing it with the rest of us.”

"As a school counselor, I received a lot of information that will benefit my parents
and students. I am deeply grateful to be exposed to this information.”

“Excellent and RELEVANT conference. Well worth the time.”

CEU CREDITS

LMSW Approved for 5.0 credit hours. Provider #CS1794.

LPC Approved for 5.0 credit hours. Provider #264.

LMFT Approved for 5.0 credit hours. Green Oaks is authorized by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists as a Continuing Education sponsor effective 1/28/07 and expiring 2/28/13.

LCDC Approved for 5.0 hours. TAADAC Program #0840-92R.

Ph.D. Approval pending for 5.0 credit hours, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. 461.11 Continuing Education.