"Having Difficult Conversations" - Panel Discussion
The Question: How do we have difficult conversations with kids and teens?
Caring and trusted adults are well-intentioned, but can struggle when having difficult conversations with youth. Yet, when it comes to building resilience, the evidence from psychology and neuroscience is clear: Every child needs at least one trusted and caring adult willing and able to talk through the “hard stuff.” This event will generate encouraging and practical conversation on how children disclose, process difficult subjects, and what we, as trusted adults, can do to open (and keep open) the lines of communication.
Moderated (and broadcast) by Dave Miller of OPB’s Think Out Loud, this panel discussion and Q&A will generate an illuminating, encouraging and practical discussion on how children disclose, process difficult subjects (e.g. body safety/consent, abuse, loss of a family member, addiction), and what we, as trusted adults, can do to open (and keep open) the lines of communication on difficult topics.
Following the panel discussion, audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.
When & Where:
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Lakewood Center for the Arts | Lake Oswego, Oregon
Networking 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Program 3:00pm - 4:30pm (incl. Q&A)
Tickets available via sponsorship or special invitation only
Moderator: Dave Miller, OPB’s “Think Out Loud”
Sonia Manzano, Multiple Emmy Award-winning actress; "Maria" on Sesame Street, 1971 - 2015
Dr. Amy Stoeber, Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Desiree Bansile: Tri-County Wraparound Partner Manager, Youth Era
Dr. Kristan Collins: Pediatrician, Metropolitan Pediatrics
Bob Stewart: Superintendent, Gladstone School District
This invitation-only event is being hosted by Children’s Center in conjunction with its second annual Children’s Center Honors awards. Your sponsorship and participation will highlight the need to focus attention on mitigating adverse childhood experiences. Attendees will discuss how to have age-appropriate conversations with children following a disclosure, and how to educate adults and kids in social-emotional literacy and responses to difficult subjects. Your organization will be visible to 150 event attendees, to the broader childhood health and wellness communities in Oregon, and to thousands more online.
Questions regarding sponsorship/attendance?
Call or email Ronecca Norvell: