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Our Lady of Peace to Host Two Free Seminars to Address
Issues Affecting Children and Teenagers
Lexington, Ky. (February 13, 2017) — Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold two upcoming seminars focused on issues that affect many children and teenagers nationwide, both in the home and at school.
On Thursday, March 2, a free seminar entitled, “Managing Difficult Childhood Behaviors at Home and at School,” will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Yates Elementary School, located at 695 East New Circle Road in Lexington.
The speaker for the free seminar is Jordan Hall, a behavioral analyst at Our Lady of Peace, who will discuss strategies to avoid incidents of challenging behaviors in home and school settings. In addition, the seminar will address ways to help assist caregivers in determining the most effective interventions, and preventative guidelines for arranging the home and school environments, setting expectations, and encouraging positive behaviors.
On Tuesday, March 28, a free seminar entitled, “Successful Transition to Middle School,” will take place at 6 p.m. at Julius Marks Elementary School, located at 3277 Pepperhill Road in Lexington.
The speaker for this event will be Morgan McGill, an assessment clinician with the Our Lady of Peace Assessment and Referral Center in Lexington. The seminar will address issues that may arise during this time of transition from elementary to middle school, including social media, developing positive relationships and bullying. McGill will also discuss different stages of development and emotional changes that may take place, and how parents can foster independence, while providing limits for their children.
“Both of these seminars will help parents and caregivers better understand how to deal with issues that children and teenagers often deal with while in school or at home,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Our Lady of Peace. “This series gives them the information they need to manage challenges that may arise, and will help prepare adults for these issues.”
These seminars are part of the 2017 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 an hour.
Interested individuals are encouraged to register in advance. Registration is free and can be done by calling Lisa Prewitt at 502.432.2011, or by emailing [email protected].
About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, 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 220 beds. It is one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the nation. Its Kosair Charities 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 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 www.KentuckyOneHealth.org/ourladyofpeace.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.