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Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar for Parents: How to Help Your Child Develop Coping Skills


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David McArthur, Senior Manager, Media Relations
502.562.7016 or 502.648.3411                                                                                  

Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar for Parents:
How to Help Your Child Develop Coping Skills

Louisville, Ky. (February 20, 2019) — Signs of stress and anxiety in children and teens often show up through physical or behavioral changes. However, each child responds differently to these emotions—and many don’t even recognize their own emotional stress or anxiety. This can make it very difficult for parents to know that their child is in need of guidance. Our Lady of Peace wants to ensure local students and parents are prepared for issues that may arise surrounding these strong emotional situations.

Our Lady of Peace will hold a free seminar at Wright Elementary School to discuss coping skills for children who may be experiencing these emotions. The seminar will explain how these issues impact children, offering support and education to help address them in the home and school.
The educational seminar will take place on Thursday, March 7 from 6-7 p.m. at Wright Elementary School located at 500 Rocket Lane in Shelbyville. The workshop will be led by John Whitfield, licensed clinical social worker with Our Lady of Peace, who will help parents and children learn about strategies to avoid incidents of stress or anxiety in home and school settings. Topics to be discussed include recognizing signs and symptoms of anxiety, stress or other strong emotions, steps to manage these strong emotions, and much more guidance.
 For more information on the seminars, call Lisa Prewitt at 502.432.2011, or email lisaprewitt@kentuckyonehealth.org.

To view upcoming seminars in the 2019 Peace for Parents educations series, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/our-lady-of-peace-patients-guests-peace-for-parents-seminars. Through the program, Our Lady of Peace experts host educational seminars to help parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors and others who want to learn more about how to face challenging issues with children and adolescents.

About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, non-profit psychiatric hospital. Founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the 220-bed hospital is one of the largest behavioral health facilities in the nation, providing care for children, adolescents and adults. Its Children’s Peace Center is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of youth inpatient behavioral health services in the country. Peace operates a full continuum of behavioral health and substance use services for patients, including specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities, forensic issues for females, and/or co-occurring substance use issues. The hospital was the nation’s first behavioral health care center to open a long-acting injection clinic operated by retail pharmacists. The clinic was established to help people adhere to prescribed medications for behavioral health conditions, such as substance use and psychotic disorders.

About KentuckyOne Health Louisville Region
KentuckyOne Health’s Louisville Region includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers and specialty institutes. Our facilities provide patients and their families in the Greater Louisville Area with a wide array of patient care services ranging from high-tech tertiary and rehabilitative care available at Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute on the downtown medical campus, to inpatient acute care and outpatient services available in community settings at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and Medical Centers Jewish East, Northeast, South and Southwest. All the Louisville Region facilities are committed to continuing the legacy of care that has been provided to patients in this area for over a century.

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