Go Ask Mom

Go Ask Mom

Duke Medicine offers workshops for parents of teens, anxious kids

Posted April 23, 2010 8:45 p.m. EDT
Updated April 23, 2010 8:57 p.m. EDT

Teenage dating violence is at a record high in North Carolina and Duke's Teer House will offer a special program next month on how to identify the signs.

Tasha Venters, rape prevention education coordinator for the Durham Crisis Response Center, will lead the workshop, which is open to parents, teachers and anybody who works with teens. The teenage dating violence workshop is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 18.

Venters will discuss types of abuse; red flags and warning signs of a potential perpetrator and victim; new ways of communicating with your teen; when and how to intervene; and myths of dating violence and sexual assault.

The Teer House, located a few blocks north of Durham Regional Hospital, is part of Duke Medicine’s Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development. It offers a variety of great programs every month, including lots of programs on parenting and women's health.

Two other workshops scheduled for next month caught my eye:

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 6, the discussion will be focused on "Keeping Kids Healthy in a Fast Food Pace." Learn all about encouraging healthy eating and increasing your family's physical activity.

And get help for anxious kids from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 20 at "Kids Get Anxious Too - Helping the Anxious Child." The focus will be on effective approaches for children struggling with anxiety, school avoidance and test anxiety.

Registration is required for all the workshops.