FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011
Ivy Tech and Centerstone to host workshop featuring keynote speaker Carl Pickhardt
BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus and Centerstone are presenting a workshop on parenting adolescents, featuring keynote speaker and author Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D. on Friday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ivy Tech Bloomington.
The workshop, “Understanding and Parenting Adolescents: Where do we grow from here?,” will be held in the Ivy Tech Bloomington student commons. Tickets for the workshop can be purchased for $35, and includes a lunch and six continuing education credits for social and behavioral sciences professionals.
“Participants will get great value out of this workshop,” said Mike James, Ivy Tech department chair of social and behavioral sciences. “Six continuing education credits for professionals can cost three to five times as much as the $35 fee we’re asking, and it includes lunch.”
· Introduction: My approach as an educational Psychologist
· The journey of adolescence: Four stages of adolescence and the changes each brings
· How all parenting is not the same: Mothering, fathering, single parenting, step parenting
· Adolescence and substance use: Signs to watch for, steps to take
LUNCH INCLUDED WITH TICKET
· Early adolescence and social cruelty: How adults can moderate the harm
· Last stage adolescence when kids move back home: Making the reunion work
· Strategies for parenting adolescence: Bridging differences and managing conflict
Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., is writer of a weekly blog for Psychology Today, “Surviving (your child’s) adolescence,” and is author of Boomerang Kids – Why our children are failing on their own and Why Good Kids Act Cruel – The hidden truth about the pre-teen years.
Participants should register with Ivy Tech by Monday, Oct.17 at (812) 330-6041 or (812) 330-6044.
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to Indiana residents for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves more than 24,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. The organization also operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties and is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org.