FSGC offers free program for parents of pre-teens and teens

SullivantIf you have a pre-teen or teen child at home, this presentation is for you.

Family Service & Guidance Center, in partnership with Children’s Mercy and Stormont Vail Health, is pleased to present “Prepped and Ready: Parenting into the Teen Years” on Wednesday, April 3, from 7-9 p.m. in the Topeka West High School Auditorium, 2001 S.W. Fairlawn Road, Topeka. There is no admission charge, but registration is required.

Parents today face new challenges that parents never encountered even a short time ago. There are, however, steps parents can take that make a difference.

Presenter and child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Shayla Sullivant of Children’s Mercy Kansas City will address crucial topics like:

  • Eating disorder prevention
  • Screen time
  • Substance use, inclduing vaping
  • Home safety, including storage of medications and firearms
  • Suicide prevention

Dr. Sullivant’s goal is to empower parents with information early to prevent some of the painful experiences that she has witnessed.

Adults only, please. Seating is limited, so register at https://wellpowerpreppedandready.eventbrite.com today to reserve your spot.

 
 
 
 

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The FSGC Foundation was formed in 2009 to ensure the agency’s long term viability, regardless of funding cuts or other economic uncertainties. Each year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in needed funds to improve and enhance various FSGC services and programs.