‘Knowing Your Adolescent’ Free Seminar

Siloam Springs, Ark (September 29, 1999) - A LifeSolutions Seminar entitled "Is Caring enough?: Knowing Your Adolescent" will meet October 12 , 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. at the Siloam Springs High School Fine Arts Center.

"One of the major concerns that brings families into counseling is how to deal with adolescents," said Dr. Gary Oliver, Executive Director of the Center for Marriage and Family Studies at John Brown University. " In light of the alarming suicide rate and violence in schools like Columbine High School, many parents want to know how they can better understand and parent their adolescent child," he said.

The seminar will address such subjects as how to interact with adolescents in their own world and how to instill the values that will help adolescents become responsible and productive adults. Participants will also learn about the major influences on today’s adolescents.

Dr. Oliver notes that, "The upcoming LifeSolutions seminar, ‘Is Caring Enough? Knowing Your Adolescent’ is designed to help parents understand the key features of adolescence; the dangers of adolescence including bullying, violence towards others and suicide; and the key emotions of adolescence including depression and anger."

"Is Caring Enough?: Knowing Your Adolescent" is a free seminar and is open to the community. The seminar is co-sponsored by PeopleCARE Clinics and the Center for Marriage and Family Studies at John Brown University with the Siloam Springs Public School District. Gary J. Oliver, Ph.D., Shedd McWilliams, Ph.D., Carrie E. Oliver, L.A.C., and Nancy Schmer, R.N., L.P.C., will be presenting the seminar. For more information, call 524-7105.

Since 1919, John Brown University, a nondenominational Christian university, has provided top-quality, Christ-centered higher education. JBU embraces a three-fold emphasis on educating the "Head, Heart and Hand" of 1,500 students from 47 states and 33 countries. For ten consecutive years, JBU has been on the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges. The University has also repeatedly been included in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top regional colleges and universities.

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