Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center to Host Free Seminar for Parents in Shelby County

3/20/2013

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Louisville, Ky.—The Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host Peace for Parents, a free seminar to help guide parents through difficult issues, in Shelby County.
 
Peace for Parents is open to parents, teachers, counselors and other concerned individuals that would like to learn more about the signs and symptoms of drug use in teens, as well as current drug trends in the area. The event will include an interactive dialog about strategies to assist in discussing alcohol and drug experimentation, use and abuse.
The seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6-7 p.m. in the Shelby County West Middle School Library, located at 100 Warriors Way, Shelbyville, Ky. 40065.
 
The seminar will be hosted by Henry Fuqua, a certified chemical dependency counselor, who has worked in the field for 17 years. He currently provides substance abuse services for adolescents at Our Lady of Peace.
 
Interested individuals are encouraged to register in advance. Registration is free and can be done by calling Lisa Prewitt at 502.214.0522.
“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. “The Peace for Parents program works to educate parents and guide them through some common challenges. The program has seen continued growth. We knew it was a valuable service that we should expand to include other areas, such as Shelby County.”
 
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.ourladyofpeacelouisville.org.
 
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