Parent Event: Staying Connected to Teens

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The Irvine Prevention Coalition, in partnership with the Irvine Unified School District, PTA and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, is hosting a lecture from well-known adolescent psychologist Dr. Jerry Weichman about the impact positive social relationships have on teenagers’ mental health and physical well-being.  This free event, which is open to the public, is on March 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center in the Council Chamber.  No RSVP required.

Discussion topics include:

  • The state of teenagers — what are they thinking, doing, and why.
  • The newest trends and behaviors facing teens in Irvine.
  • Tips for building rapport, increasing communication, and gaining respect.
  • How to identify a teen in trouble, and the best ways to support them.
  • Ways to diffuse an escalated situation with a student.
  • Warning signs that everyone should be keeping an eye out for.
  • Effective mental health tools you can teach students/children.
  • Simple coping techniques to help you remain in control and maintain composure.

For more information, including Dr. Weichman’s biography, click here.