Let's start a new conversation!!
Dr. Anna S. Mueller, PhD, Assistant Professor (University of Chicago, Department of Comparative Human Development) author of "Adolescents Under Pressure" will discuss her recent research on promoting mental health in adolescence. In this informative presentation, Dr. Mueller will (1) identify community-based factors that generate increased risk for mental health problems among youth, (2) help us understand when and why academic pressure can be harmful, as well as (3) discuss possible solutions to help our youth - and our community - develop much-needed resiliency and protective factors.
Dr. Mueller's talk will be followed by an introduction to "Parenting for a Different World," with short presentations from community leaders representing each of the four branches of our framework: Education, Faith & Service, Music & The Arts, and Sports. With the belief that each of our community members engage significantly in one or more of these branches, we'll then begin a new conversation incorporating lessons learned and best practices from each of these areas. Starting with strong roots in family and home, we'll collaborate to develop strategies for building resiliency in our youth and helping them develop the coping skills and help-seeking behaviors that will protect them as they mature into healthy, happy, well-adjusted adults.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Networking and Resources (Refreshments served)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Formal Presentation
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Q&A and Discussion