All events are on Zoom.
The right mentor can help a young person grow and develop as they encounter the many that come with adolescence. EMERGE mentors interact with youth in a variety of settings, using skills to coach, support and work alongside young people to help them meet their goals. They can work independently or as part of a therapeutic team and they have flexibility to meet with young people multiple times per week. This workshop will describe the EMERGE Mentoring Program and you will get to meet two of our mentors.
Workshop Leaders: Lawrence Shweky, LCSW
Nathan Shepherd, BA, Mentor
It is well known now that the pandemic is causing a great variety of mental health problems. Few people have escaped the emotional effects of the pandemic, yet it may be difficult to understand what these effects are. In this workshop, we will discuss the latest research on pandemic mental health issues and provide strategies to aid in understanding and recovery from its emotional effects.
Workshop Leader: Lawrence Shweky, LCSW
Do you struggle with setting appropriate boundaries around technology with your teenagers? If so, a Family Technology Plan could be the answer. We will describe the process and give participants templates to use at home. This workshop will also review current research on technology use among teens and outline the pros and cons of different parental approaches to technology management.
Workshop Leader: Scott Weintraub, AMFT
High school students today experience more stress than ever before and are now the most stressed out age group. This workshop will review the common causes of teen stress with a focus on academic stress. We will discuss what it means to be a perfectionist and present alternative ways of looking at achievement that lead to success without stress. We will also discuss specific stress management strategies that can be used at home and school.
Workshop Leader: Josh Ellis, LMFT