Teen Resiliency Discussion Set for Oct. 27

teenagedrivingiStock_000014433188XSmallThe public is invited to attend a free interactive workshop, to be held on October 27 at 7 p.m. at Watkins Mill High School, that will help empower parents to explore the risks that can hinder their children’s academic achievement. The school is at 10301 Apple Ridge Way, Gaithersburg.

Entitled “Promoting Teen Resiliency,” the program will teach parents how to participate in activities that will enhance communication between them and their and teens.Teen resilience is described as the ability to navigate life’s ups and downs and to decrease the stress associated with the teen years.

Parents will also receive a tool kit that can be used when engaging youth about risks that can contribute to low academic achievement.

The workshop is sponsored by Montgomery County Public Schools’(MCPS) Parent Academy and Many Voices for Smart Choices, Montgomery County’s Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Onsite child care and translators will be provided. Registration is available online (select Promoting Teen Resilience from list of programs) or by calling the MCPS Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships at 301.517.5940 or 301.279.3100.

Those requiring special aids or services to participate in this event should call the MCPS Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships at 301.517.5940 or 301.279.3100. Sign language interpreter services and language interpreter services are available upon request with at least three business days notice. All requests should be made by October 22.

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