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Women Leading Wellness Workshop
Women as Mothers: Talking to Your Teen about Drugs, Sex, and Alcohol

Today’s teens face life in an environment of easy access to drugs, sex, and alcohol.  It’s a potentially lethal combination that may lead to life-or-death consequences.  Compounding the danger, teens are often unwilling to communicate openly with their parents and hide behind a wall of secrecy and deceptive behaviors.  Parents struggle with how to talk in a helpful, non-threatening way.  If you forbid the use of alcohol, are children more likely to drive home drunk rather than call for a ride?  If you talk openly about not drinking and driving, are you condoning illegal behaviors?

November’s "Women Leading Wellness" will tackle these important questions in a panel discussion with plenty of time available for audience participation.  

Panelists:
Kevin Gray, M.D. (Child psychiatrist---substance abuse)
Sue King, M.S.W. (Social worker---handling bullying and developing social skills)
Tiffany Williams, M.S.N., C.P.N.P. (Pediatric nurse practitioner—talking about sex and teen wellness)
Andrew Clark, M.D. (Child psychiatrist---social networking via the internet-benefits and cautions)
Trish Hutchison, M.D. (Pediatrician, author of “Girlology”-- what the “nice” girls are doing and how to talk about it)

Moderators:
Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC 
Deborah Deas, MD, M.P.H., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC 
Jennet Alterman, Director of the Center for Women.  

Join us Wednesday, Nov.  11 at 6 pm on the MUSC Campus at the Basic Science Auditorium  
Event and parking are free (parking available at Ashley-Rutledge garage) 

To register, please call 792-5817

Additional Sponsors: Skirt! Magazine and Wachovia Bank
Food provided by Whole Foods

Dr. Kevin GraySue KingTiffany WilliamsDr. Andrew Clark Dr. Trish Hutchison
  Dr. Kevin Gray    Sue King         Tiffany Williams   Dr. Andrew Clark  Dr. Trish Hutchison

 


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