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Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminars to Address
Topics Affecting Children and Teens
Louisville, Ky. (August 21, 2018) — The school year is underway and Our Lady of Peace wants to ensure local students and parents are prepared for issues that may arise, such as bullying, substance abuse, or difficult childhood behaviors, among other topics. Our Lady of Peace will hold two upcoming free seminars in Louisville to address the transition to middle school, and how to manage difficult childhood behaviors at home or school. The seminars will explain how these issues impact children, offering support and education to help address them in the home and school.
The first seminar will address managing difficult childhood behaviors at home and school, and will take place on Wednesday, September 19 from 6-7 p.m. at Hazelwood Elementary School, located at 1325 Bluegrass Avenue in Louisville. The workshop will be led by Jordan Hall, licensed behavior analyst with Our Lady of Peace, who will help participants learn about strategies to avoid incidents of challenging behaviors in home and school settings. Topics to be discussed include possible motives for the challenging behaviors, effective interventions, preventative guidelines, setting expectations and encouraging positive behaviors.
The second seminar will offer strategies on how children can make a smooth transition to middle school, discussing topics such as bullying, peer relationships, social media and substance abuse. The workshop will provide information about warning signs, triggers, finding motivation and encouraging positive change in adolescents. The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 11 from 6-7 p.m. at Blue Lick Elementary School, located at 9801 Blue Lick Road in Louisville. The speaker for the seminar is David Houvenagle, licensed clinical social worker with Our Lady of Peace.
For more information on the seminars, call 502.479.4191, or email [email protected].
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.
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.