I came across this last week and thought I’d pass it along:
LifeWorks Relationship Counselling and Education Services, a community-based not-for-profit with strong ties to the Anglian Church, is trialling innovative ways to support parents to build stronger and more connected relationships with their teenagers.
In the past few years we have seen an increase in the number of parents searching for online information when faced with relationship difficulties. As we know, online information is not always sound, evidenced based or helpful. To counter this, we have developed a webinar (online interactive presentation) which we are delivering direct to the public on Thursday 15 September at 7.30pm.
The webinar, designed to provide insights and practical advice on positive parenting throughout this developmental stage, includes:
- Understanding adolescent development: physical, emotional, neurobiological, cognitive and social
- 21st Century adolescent challenges: Study pressure, body image, self esteem, social media and technology, family breakdown, drugs and alcohol.
- Healthy parent/child communication skills: assertive communication and conflict management, setting boundaries and negotiation.
- Understanding cultural differences and their impact on parental expectations on adolescent behaviour.
The webinar is for parents or guardians of adolescents aged 11-18 years and can be accessed from anywhere in Victoria through an internet connection by mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. We are seeking your support in informing your communities of this opportunity to learn online from LifeWorks highly qualified relationship educators.
People can find out more or register for the webinar online at www.lifeworks.com. Attached is a flier which can be printed and distributed. For copies of the flier by mail if needed, simply firstname.lastname@example.org. Funds raised from the webinar will be used to support our work in Family Violence Prevention and Children’s Counselling Services.