When: 4 Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2020, from 7 - 8:30 PM
Where: Room 247 at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street, Concord
Facilitated by: Kelli Kirshtein, MSW, LICSW
Cost for 4 sessions: $60 (Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a full scholarship, if needed. CPT is committed to the principle that financial challenges not be a barrier to attending.)
Pre-registration is required as limited # of spots!
This 4 part series will explore how experiencing challenging times, including those of great loss, evokes many reactions in the adolescent child and how vital it is that we as the caring adults in the teen's life respond with calm, supportive guidance that is soothing and reassuring. Our presenter will emphasize ways to keep the doors of communication open as our children cope with the many ups and downs experienced during adolescence. Covering some essential understandings of this phase of child development, the series will allow participants to explore their concerns and consider strategies to respond helpfully to emerging behaviors. Our facilitator will lead participants in reflective exercises to consider what parenting approaches they currently use and how those work well and, where there are snags, what can be done to shape their approach so it is more calm, mindful, responsive to stressful situations and effective in maintaining trust. The peer environment will also be considered with ideas shared on how to approach another parent if something concerning arises. Throughout the series the presenter will address common stresses experienced in our high-achieving, affluent community.
About Our Facilitator: Kelli Kirshtein, MSW, LICSW is a School Adjustment Counselor at Concord-Carlisle High School, where she has been happily tending to teens and their parents as a member of the Guidance Dept. for 22 years. Kelli has an MSW from Simmons School of Social Work, where she is currently on the faculty both as a Field Supervisor and as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Mindfulness and Social Work Practice. Kelli also holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Wellesley College. She is the parent of two sons, one a recent CCHS graduate, and the other a middle schooler...
Pre-registration is required as limited # of spots! To pre-register click below.