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CLD is”Empowering Parents to Empower Youth”
Kellee Blanchard Alum_opt
During the series of exciting and information-rich presentations, discussions and sharing,parents and caregivers will gain the knowledge and skills to empower themselves and their students to achieve healthy lifestyles and reach educational goals.Group discussions allow parents to share knowledge about how to help your child develop into healthy, productive and responsible adults.

As a Parents Chat participant your objectives will be to share your experiences and learn from one another. You will interact with professional guest speakers who offer alternatives and resources. You will gain knowledge in effective parenting techniques that help your children overcome adversity and excel in life’s endeavors.

2018 Sessions 

 Turn It Off! Helping Students to Self-Regulate Technology

Speaker: Joseph Smedley


One of the newest and growing professions is internet and game addiction rehab counseling  It makes sense when studies show “internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional processing, executive attention, decision making, and cognitive control.”   (Lin & Zhou et al, 2012)  Dr. Joseph Smedley will help you learn how to teach your students and children to turn it off!  During this workshop you will not only learn the effects of phone and internet addiction, but you will be able to create a plan for your home to reverse the negative impact electronic devises have on the brain.



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Sessions Held:Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Center for Leadership Development
2425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., St.
Sessions are FREE and open to the community!