Crucial Conversations is a series of parent workshops and speaking events that aim to educate and empower parents to deal with today’s most common parenting issues.
Tuesday, November 19, 7-8:30 PM
Anxiety is skyrocketing. How can we help?
The numbers have been rising steadily; between 2007 and 2012, anxiety disorders in children and teens went up 20%. The rate of hospital admissions for suicidal teenagers has doubled over the past decade. What’s causing this rise and how did we get here?
Laura Lewis, Clinical Counselor and Assistant Director of the Suicide Prevention Program at The Ohio State University, will explain the recent rise of anxious kids, and will share tips to help your child manage and reduce anxiety. The seminar will discuss common anxiety catalysts such as academic pressure and social media, as well as the positive impact of faith, family life and relationships. The evening will begin with prayerful meditation and will end with table talk and time for questions and answers. This presentation is suitable for parents of children of all ages.
About Laura Lewis
Laura is currently the Assistant Director of the Suicide Prevention Program at The Ohio State University. She and her husband own and manage Veritas Counseling & Consultation, and she also serves as an independent mental health consultant. She worked as a church youth minister for over twelve years and has an extensive background in creating educational youth programs, as well as educating clergy, ministers, school staff and other professionals on how to work with and care for young people. Laura is a Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor and holds a Master of Arts in Counselor
Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Theology.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7-8:30 PM
In Partnership with
This seminar came as a result of a SPiCE parent survey that asked what topics parents are most interested in learning more about.
“These are issues that are affecting our youth here at St. Brigid, but I’m confident that if we build awareness and learn about these risks we will protect our children. Your support and awareness is how we make our community stronger.”Monsignor Hendricks
Past Event Resources
Crucial Conversations: Raising Resilient Children, November 2018
Crucial Conversations 3.0, April 2018
Article from Lisa Leonard – It Was Beautiful
Article from Your OT – The silent tragedy affecting today’s children
Article from NY Times – The family stories that bind us
PowerPoint from Megan Bouscher, OT
Take Home Messages from Dr. Ali Carine
Intro & Prayer from Sister Teresa Tuite, OP
Crucial Conversations 2.0, September 2017
Laura Lewis – Teen Lifestyle Wheel
Laura Lewis – Ways to Foster and Grow Positive Student Mental Health
Laura Lewis – Q&A session notes
Officer Chuck Collier – Social Media Apps
Officer Bruce McKenna – Netsmartz Tech Tips
Sara Harrison Mills – Technology Addictions