Lexington, Ky. (May 15, 2014) —The Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free seminar for parents and caregivers in Lexington on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Breckinridge Elementary School, located at 2101 St. Mathilda Drive.
The seminar, entitled, “Managing Difficult Childhood Behaviors at Home and at School,” is part of the 2014 Peace for Parents educational series. 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. The seminars usually last 60-90 minutes.
The Lexington event will be hosted by Michael O’ Brian, intervention specialist and behavior analysis graduate student at Our Lady of Peace, one of the country's largest private, non-profit psychiatric hospitals. O’Brian will share useful strategies to create a positive and predictable environment where children are less likely to misbehave.
Attendees will learn strategies to avoid incidents of challenging behaviors in home and school settings. Possible motives will be examined to assist caregivers in determining the most effective interventions. Preventative guidelines for arranging the home and school environments, setting expectations and encouraging positive behaviors will be discussed. There will also be time for questions.
“Parents face a variety of challenges throughout the life of their child,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Our Lady of Peace. “Having the tools and information to manage those challenges can help. Each seminar in the Peace for Parents series aims to provide parents and others with tools that can help.”
Interested individuals are encouraged to register in advance. Registration is free and can be done by calling Lisa Prewitt at 502.432.2011 or email at [email protected].
About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, a part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in Louisville, Ky. The hospital was originally founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and is currently operating 261 beds, one of the largest in the nation. The Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric care in the country. Our Lady of Peace operates a full continuum of psychiatric services for patients from young children to seniors. There are specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities; forensic issues; and/or co-occurring substance abuse. Patients come to Peace from all over Kentucky and the surrounding region, visit http://www.kentuckyonehealth.org/our-lady-of-peace.