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Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar on Successfully Transitioning Children to Middle School
Lexington, Ky. (April 1, 2015) — The Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free seminar, “A Successful Transition to Middle School,” on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Breckinridge Elementary School, located at 2101 St. Mathilda Drive in Lexington.
This free workshop is open to parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors and others interested in the topic. It will address a variety of issues that may arise during the time of transition between elementary and middle school, such as social media, developing positive relationships, bullying and more. The discussion will also include the stages of development and what emotional changes may take place in a child during this time.
The seminar will be led by David Houvenagle, a therapist in the Crossroads program at Our Lady of Peace. Houvenagle has more than 20 years experience in social work.
“Parents can foster independence while providing limits for their children,” said Houvenagle. “This seminar will provide parents with tools to help their child make a smooth and successful transition from elementary to middle school.”
This seminar is part of Peace for Parents, an ongoing initiative that provides 60-90 minute seminars throughout the year on various topics.
Attendees are encouraged to register in advance. Register 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 223 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 adults. There are 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. Patients come to Peace from all over Kentucky and the surrounding region, visit http://www.kentuckyonehealth.org/ourladyofpeace.