Teens and Transitions is a panel discussion presented by community Mental Health Professionals and school representatives to parents of teens entering high school. Through this program Rebecca’s Dream assembles experts with first-hand experience in your community to lead a discussion about helping teens manage the transition from middle school to high school. This transition can be difficult for teens. There’s no field guide, and every child experiences the process differently. What’s normal? What’s not? When should you seek help? How can parents help their kids succeed?
“We know that change is the one thing we can always count on, yet those changes are often difficult,” said Don Miner, City of Highland Park Manager of Youth and Senior Services. “ The transitions experienced by teens are difficult for teen, parent, and entire family. The more prepared we are for a transition, the more successful it will be.”
Teens and Transitions helps parents recognize when to seek help and how to manage issues in their own homes ~ while providing resources available to students inside and outside of school.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Great presentation and list of resources. Comfortable setting and conversation helped to remove some of the stigma associated with depression. Bravo!
Excellent offering, well organized, wish it was longer.
An excellent program with information on depression and resources available at the school to help the kids.
The information about what is typical for teens and the resources that are available was very helpful. Now I know where to send my son if he needs help. The examples were great.
Thank you for this frank discussion about what I should expect to see as my daughter enters high school. It was helpful. Now I know what the signs of not “normal” behavior looks like and where to get help.
Thank you for bringing Teens and Transitions to the school. The most important information delivered tonight was about depression, where to get kids help, and steps to take to prevent kids from using drugs as a coping tool.
Great program! It is scary to think my son is entering high school. Teens and Transitions armed me with information on how to keep the communication lines open with my teen but it also gave me information about what is not “normal” behavior. The signs of depression and where to find help was the most educational. Thank you!
Great program. Great panel. Great real life examples illustrating not normal behavior.