Hospital News

11/5/18

Lexington, Ky. (November 5, 2018) —Our Lady of Peace wants to ensure local students and parents are prepared for issues that may arise with children and teens, such as anxiety or difficult childhood behaviors. To talk more about these topics, Our Lady of Peace will hold two upcoming free seminars in Lexington to explain how these issues impact children, offering support and education to help address them in the home and school.

The first seminar will address anxiety in children and teens, and will take place on Tuesday, November 13 from 6-7 p.m. at Lansdowne Elementary School, located at 336 Redding Road in Lexington. The workshop will be led by Stephanie Fisher, licensed professional counselor associate with Our Lady of Peace, who will help participants learn about signs and symptoms of anxiety, and tips for helping children manage anxiety. 

The second seminar will address difficult childhood behaviors at home and school and will take place on Thursday, November 15 from 1-2 p.m. at Breckinridge Elementary School, located at 2101 St. Mathilda Drive in Lexington. The workshop will be led by Jordan Hall, a board certified behavior analyst at Our Lady of Peace, who will discuss strategies to avoid incidents of challenging behavior in the home and school settings, the most effective interventions, preventative guidelines for arranging the home and school environments, and the benefits of setting expectations and encouraging positive behaviors. Hall will also provide useful strategies to create a positive and predictable environment where children are less likely to misbehave.

For more information on the seminars, call 502.432.2011, or email lisaprewitt@kentuckyonehealth.org.  

To view upcoming seminars in the 2018 Peace for Parents educations series, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/our-lady-of-peace-patients-guests-peace-for-parents-seminars. Through the program, Our Lady of Peace experts host educational seminars to help parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors and others who want to learn more about how to face challenging issues with children and adolescents.

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About Our Lady of Peace

Our Lady of Peace is a private, non-profit psychiatric hospital. Founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the 220-bed hospital is one of the largest behavioral health facilities in the nation, providing care for children, adolescents and adults. Its Children’s Peace Center is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of youth inpatient behavioral health services in the country. Peace operates a full continuum of behavioral health and substance use services for patients, including specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities, forensic issues for females, and/or co-occurring substance use issues. The hospital was the nation’s first behavioral health care center to open a long-acting injection clinic operated by retail pharmacists. The clinic was established to help people adhere to prescribed medications for behavioral health conditions, such as substance use and psychotic disorders.

About KentuckyOne Health

KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.

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