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Free Parenting Seminar: Bridging the Gap with Teens

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Alcohol, drug use, and other risk behaviors can be difficult topics to discuss with your teen. This interactive seminar will help you navigate this difficult but important time through a parent seminar every parent will benefit from. Leading experts will share research-based knowledge and explore tools to build and maintain a strong relationship with your teen and the protective factors that will empower you on this journey.

Topics Include:

-Development and characteristics of the adolescent brain
-Communication tips for “hard-to-discuss” topics
-Tools for parents to use as protective factors
-The continuum of substance use
-Next steps if your teen may be using alcohol or other drugs
-Parenting self-care and resources

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Ruben Baler
Scientist on the Neurobiology of Drug Abuse & Addiction, National Institute of Drug Abuse

Dr. Baler is a top neuroscientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, where he writes and lectures about the neurobiology of drug abuse and addiction. He is an expert on drug abuse and addiction and helps parents break down the complicated science behind drug and substance misuse into information they can easily understand and learn from. Dr. Baler shares about brain development, risk behaviors, and the impact of substance misuse on the adolescent brain.

Andria Botzet, M.A., LAMFT
Family Therapist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

Andria assists adolescents and families struggling with substance abuse and other addiction issues, as well as anxiety, depression, and other stressful life circumstances. Andria has also collaborated with multiple agencies as a subject matter expert on positive parenting and brief intervention techniques. She has 20+ years of experience working at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, conducting research studies on a variety of topics related to adolescent substance use.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

The event is free of charge, but registration is required as space is limited. Dinner will be provided for all attendees.

For more information, email Alex Mottern at [email protected].

Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/bridging-the-gap-parent-seminar-tickets-60058819546


May 22
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225 United States
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