The Secret Lives of Teens (Free)

9:30 am on June 07th, 2017 – 12:00 pm on June 07th, 2017
Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham Mass. 02494

"The Secret Lives of Teens" is a high-energy presentation that actively focuses on what teens are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how adults can effectively support the teens in their lives. Presented by Jon Mattleman, Director of Needham, MA Youth Services, this presentation covers areas such as depression, suicide, 'acting out' behaviors, drug and alcohol use, and more. This workshop is great for anyone who lives, works, or engages with teens on a regular basis.

Participants will leave the workshop with:

·         Strategies they can implement immediately
·         New ways of understanding teens and their behaviors
·         Innovative techniques for engaging teens
·         Confidence, courage, and new language to use with teens

Why should I attend a Building Connections workshop?
This series provides several perspectives and strategies to help people struggling with mental health issues - from ways to offer help, to having a planned response to suicidal thinking or understanding the complexities of mental health issues in an immigrant community. All events are free and CEU's are available for social workers, nurses, and mental health workers when appropriate.