Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar for Parents on Underage Drinking

8/27/2012

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Barbara Mackovic
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Louisville, Ky.—The Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free seminar for parents entitled “Underage Drinking: What Parents Need to Know and What Professionals Need to Do” as part of the Peace for Parents program. 

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Jewish Hospital Medical Center Southwest located at 9700 Stonestreet Road in Louisville. The presentation will help parents navigate the signs of health and behavioral problems associated with underage drinking. It will also guide parents on how to work with professionals for prevention and treatment of teenage drinking problems.

Peace for Parents is a series of free seminars to help guide parents with school-age children through topics that while common can be tricky to navigate. This is the second year for the program. 

Jean Marlatt Henry, LCSW, Our Lady of Peace, will lead the seminar, which will include an interactive discussion and a question and answer period. 

Interested individuals are encouraged to register in advance.  Registration is free and can be done by calling (502) 479-4495.

“Parents face a variety of challenges throughout the life of their child, and societal pressures are greater than ever before,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Our Lady of Peace. “We hope the Peace for Parents series will help educate parents and guide them through some common challenges.  The program was so well received last year, we knew it was a valuable service that we should continue to provide for our community.”

Additional seminars in the Peace for Parents series will include:
• November 27, 2012 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital — Childhood Behavior Problems – Strategies to assist parents in overcoming difficult behaviors in the home
• December 4, 2012 ¬at Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast — Treatment of Children and Adolescent Mental Health Issues

More information on the program is available by calling the Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace at 502) 479-4495.

About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, a part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in Louisville, Ky. The hospital was originally founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and is currently operating 261 beds, one of the largest in the nation. The Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric care in the country.  Our Lady of Peace operates a full continuum of psychiatric services for patients from young children to seniors.  There are specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities; forensic issues; and/or co-occurring substance abuse.  Patients come to Peace from all over Kentucky and the surrounding region, visit www.ourladyofpeacepsychiatry.org.

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