Make plans now to join us on three Wednesday evenings this fall for our Family Matters series with Dr. Dale Wisely, MTS, PhD, POP’s Director of Family Life and Adult Education. All events will be held in Deasy Hall and dinner will be available beforehand at 5:30pm. Please RSVP for each evening individually at the links below. We look forward to seeing you!
10/27 | 6:15 pm | Getting Through It: Helping Our Family and Friends (and Ourselves) in Difficult Times | Even before the pandemic, stress, anxiety, and depression appeared to be on the rise. Now, many individuals and families feel that they are barely hanging on. There is a shortage of mental health providers and unprecedented demand. Dr. Dale Wisely will discuss ways that we can help each other—our family, friends, and neighbors—by extending messages of availability, support, and hope. Register here for 10/27 event
11/3 | 6:15 pm | Grandparenting | Being a grandparent can be a source of tremendous joy. The relationship a grandparent builds with a grandchild can be important to both. And yet, all grandparents find themselves in different situations, ranging from having an active and direct role in raising their grandchildren, to being separated by distance and other circumstances. Dr. Dale Wisely will talk about the roles of grandparents and ways they can built healthy and supportive relationships with their grandchildren. Register here for 11/3 event
11/10 | 6:15 pm | Parenting the Teenage Driver: Helping Your Child Survive a Dangerous Time | Motor vehicle crashes remain a top cause of death among teenagers. In addition, they are the leading cause of severe injuries such as spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Motor vehicle crashes are also a source of serious legal problems when teenagers are responsible for accidents. Many of these crashes are preventable. Dr. Dale Wisely will provide an overview of the problems associated with teen driving and, most importantly, concrete steps parents can take to help their teenagers stay safe during this dangerous period. Register here for 11/10 event