Balancing Change and Acceptance

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Balancing Change and Acceptance

Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Check In Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: SEAHEC, 2511 Delaney Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403

Adolescence is often a tumultuous time due to puberty, hormones, and brain changes. For some teenagers, this can be compounded by a history of trauma or family conflict, a biological sensitive to emotions, or other mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. At times these lead to problem behaviors such as school avoidance, and impulsive and high risk behaviors. Helping professionals and caregivers can feel helpless in the face of such challenges. This program will review strategies from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) that focus on helping teens and their caregivers decrease problem behaviors and improve their relationships. The training will provide techniques designed to teach adolescents and their families the skills of validation and problem-solving, mindfulness, and improved communication skills. A combination of lecture, experiential exercises, and role-plays will be included in this program.

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