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SADD Conference Set for March 4 at Glens Falls Civic Center
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Each year, the Council for Prevention hosts a SADD Conference for teens. This year, they have added an evening event, a Parent/Educator Forum, that will complement the youth event held earlier that day. Please see the attached invitation to the event on March 4, 2016 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The special guest speaker at the Parent/Educator Forum will be Melissa Hopely, an international speaker and mental health and anti-bullying advocate. Her first book, "The People You Meet in Real Life," features her personal story. Missy was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression as a teenager. Although she excelled as an athlete in soccer and softball, Missy had a difficult time with normal social interactions and relationships. She struggled with a sometimes-crippling anxiety that made her stand out in a negative way to her peers, causing them to bully her at school.
By attending the Parent/Educator forum, you will learn to identify normal vs. abnormal teen behaviors at home/school/other social environments. You will leave with a better understanding of what mental health is and a packet of resources to help teens and build resilience.
Parents, school representatives/administrators, SADD/Natural Helper Advisors, Community Youth Service Agencies and Advocates, and members of Faith Based Organizations are encouraged to attend.
The event is free, and you don't have to register or RSVP.
For more information, please call Lauralee Tucker at the Council for Prevention at 746-1527.