Conference on adolescent mental health & addiction – Menlo Park, 2/28, 9am-3:30pm

Adolescent Counseling Services‘ Executive Director, Philippe Rey, Psy.D., will be a keynote speaker at Parenting Teens Through the Challenges of Life: A conference on adolescent health and addiction.

This conference will help you understand what adolescents deal with and provide information on helpful resources. The keynotes and afternoon workshops, led by experts in their fields, will discuss adolescent behavioral, substance abuse and mental health issues, how to identify problems along with tips for responding and options for treatment relevant to any age group.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Location: Menlo Park Presbyterian Church | 950 Santa Cruz Ave. | Menlo Park, CA 94025
Cost: $25, includes lunch. Register online at Scholarships available; contact Diane Lopez at
Who should attend? Parents, teachers, ministry leaders and volunteers, mental health professionals, anyone who works with or cares for adolescents, interested community members and educators
Childcare: Provided for ages 3 months to 5th grade based on registration.  Parents must pick up children during the lunch break and provide their own food for them (to give the childcare workers their break).

Other keynote speakers include John Ortberg, Senior Pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, and Amy Simpson, award-winning author of “Troubled Minds” and “Anxious”.

Breakout topics during the conference include:

  • Depression, anxiety, and mental illness
  • Substance abuse and its effects
  • Harmful teen behaviors
  • Support and resources for families and caregivers
  • Learning differences and special needs
  • Struggles related to sexuality
  • Role of the church and ministry workers
  • Developmental impact of faith

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