Attention Parents. 1 more week to register for Parent University. It’s this Saturday November 2nd at Schaghticoke Middle School 9:00am-2:00pm.
Today’s workshop highlight is:
The Teen Toolbox: Building Strong Relationships: Strategies to help you and your teen survive and thrive.
This workshop is for anyone who is engaged in the process of raising, nurturing and educating teens and tweens. The Tool Box offers hands on, easy to understand, practical strategies used by many therapists to help parents, mentors and teachers navigate their relationships with teenagers. Today’s teens live in a very complicated world, and that makes parenting and teaching them more complicated too. Parents, caregivers and teachers need simple ways of doing the day-to-day difficult things. The Tool Box is intended to coach adults who live and work with adolescents, in such a way that the adults survive and the kids thrive. It will allow people to build successful, strong and positive relationships with the adolescents in their lives
Presented by: Karren Garrity, LPC
Bio/Expertise: Karren Garrity earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her Master of Science in Counseling from Western Connecticut State University. In 1998 she became a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Ms. Garrity has a private practice in Kent, Connecticut where she has been working with children and adolescents as well as individual adults and families. She has also facilitated psycho-educational groups in schools. Ms. Garrity leads workshops on parenting, conflict resolution, healthy choices and adolescent orientation seminars for high school teachers.
Ms. Garrity lives in Kent, CT with her husband Chris and their three daughters; Roxanne, Rachel and Hazel. She is actively involved in the community and has served on the Board of Selectmen, Chaired the Kent Board of Education, the Kent Energy & Environmental Task Force and the Kent Education & Learning Foundation.