Our Lady of Peace Presents Free Seminar on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Issues

11/5/2012

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Barbara Mackovic
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Louisville, Ky.—Parenting, teaching or counseling a child with mental health issues presents very special challenges, and the Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, wants to help.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, the Center will host a free seminar entitled “Treatment of Children & Adolescents’ Mental Health Issues,” as part of Peace for Parents, a free seminar series for parents, teachers and counselors working with school-age children. The seminar will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast, 2401 Terra Crossing Blvd. in Louisville. 

John E. Gallehr, M.D., an adolescent and child psychiatrist, will lead the seminar, which will include an interactive discussion on mental health issues and the medications commonly prescribed for behavior and emotional problems. The program will also include a question and answer period.

According to the U.S Surgeon General, nearly 20 percent of children suffer from a diagnosable mental illness during a given year. 

“Parents want the best for their children. Managing behavioral and emotional problems, determining the right treatment and medications can seem overwhelming at times,” said Dr. Gallehr. “Through this basic seminar, we hope to provide some basic information to assist parents.”

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

“Through the Peace for Parents series our expert care providers are educating parents and providing tips to guide them through common challenges,” said Jennifer Nolan, president and CEO, Our Lady of Peace. “These seminars are a wonderful opportunity for the community to get free information in an interactive and informative setting.”

More information on the program is available by calling the Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace at (502) 479-4495 or online at www.ourladyofpeacelouisville.org.

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 240 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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