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Practical Parenting: Understanding adolescents and their emotional development

From the onset of adolescence stems a voyage through astonishing and overwhelming developmental changes. Both parents and teens alike can feel out of control during this journey. Increased understanding of adolescent brain functioning can help navigate teens’ changes in moods, improve relationships and reduce distress experienced both by adolescents seeing life with new eyes and adults looking back on the paths already traveled.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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Alive Inside - A Story of Music and Memory

“Sparking Memory”: Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory is a powerful and award winning documentary film about the power of music to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self for seniors with dementia. The film follows Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory, as he discovers the ways music can bring new life and joy to nursing home residents and seniors living at home. Research shows that personalized music can benefit individuals living with middle or late stage Alzheimer’s—and reduce stress for caregivers. Come watch the documentary and listen to a Q&A with Linda Taylor, a certified Music & Memory Advocate, following the film.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Sleep After Midlife

Michele Stokes, System Director of Neuroscience at OhioHealth will
present information on physiological changes and health problems (other than sleep disorders) that can affect sleep.   We will also discuss sleep research and related tips for improving the quality of your sleep.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Practical Parenting: Working Without a Net While Parenting Adolescents

The allure of an audience, the thrill of the risk- the same intrigue of a tight rope act fuels the basic drive of adolescence. Learn how to manage appropriate developmental expectations and understand common adolescent stressors. Discover how to work with adolescents to weave a safety net (even if they don’t think they need it) while fostering successful transitions toward independence.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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Practical Parenting: Marijuana - The facts, the risks and how to prevent use

You may have heard a variety of claims about marijuana in the media or in everyday conversation. As a parent, making sense of conflicting messages related to marijuana can be confusing. Accurate and balanced information about marijuana is more complex than the simple statements you often hear. Learn about factual information that is based on scientific research. In addition, we’ll discuss local and national trends related to substance abuse among our youth. Understand what factors put our youth at risk for use and what we, as a community, can do to strengthen protective factors to prevent or delay the onset of using substances.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Practical Parenting: Helping Your Child Develop Coping Skills to Combat Stress

Children are experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety at younger ages than ever before. Learn how to recognize and respond to your child’s worries and fears. Topics will include: Helping your child develop cognitive skills to develop a more realistic and flexible mindset, managing negative self-talk and putting things into perspective, learning mindfulness skills to calm your child’s anxious mind and get out of the cycle of worry and rumination, stress management skills to teach your child to take care of himself everyday with relaxation, self-soothing and pleasurable activities, and learning behavior skills for your child to stop avoiding fear and confront anxiety in a safe way.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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