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Youth Connect to Host 'Teen Talk' for Parents and Caregivers

The panel discussion, in partnership with Sewickley Academy, will engage the audience into thinking about ways adults can offer support without being shut down by a self-conscious teen.

Parents and other caregivers are invited to attend "Teen Talk," a panel discussion presented by Youth Connect in partnership with Sewickley Academy and QV Voice. 

The discussion will be led by a group of Sewickley Academy Upper School students, as well as members of the QV Voice Peer Advocates, a group of Quaker Valley High School students dedicated to encouraging their peers to express opinions and providing resources and strategies through engagement in lunch discussion groups and school-wide presentations and activities. 

The free program will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in the community room at the Sewickley Public Library and is open to the public.  

Student leaders will share some of the major issues teens are facing today, and what parents and other adults can do to help them navigate the teen years. 

The panel will engage the audience in thinking about ways adults—particularly parents and caregivers—can offer support without being shut down by a self-conscious teen. A set of scenarios will be used to describe what typical teens encounter and work through during the course of their high school careers. 

Youth Connect is a group of concerned adults and students from schools and organizations in the Sewickley area working to provide the information, resources, and support young people need to avoid risky behaviors and enjoy their teen years. 

Information provided by Youth Connect. For more information on Youth Connect and the upcoming presentation visit www.youthconnectnews.blogspot.com, Facebook, or email youthconnect@hotmail.com.

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