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Storrs Community Church

Panel Discussion Teen Anxiety & Depression

Panel Discussion Teen Anxiety & Depression

Panel Discussion Teen Anxiety & Depression

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Mansfield Library, Buchanan Auditorium, 54 Warrenville Rd, Mansfield Center, CT US 06250

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Elena Ampeire, LCSW- Elena has over ten years of experience working as a school social worker and in private practice. She specializes in working with teens and young adults with anxiety and depression. She worked for Natchaug Hospital schools for 8 years and is currently working for Tolland Public Schools and maintains a private practice at Maple Ridge Clinical Services in Mansfield.

Madelyn Briggs, LCSW, LPC- Madelyn is currently Vice President of Programs at Perception Programs, Inc (PPI). She is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed professional counselor. Through her work with Perception Programs, she has had extensive direct care and supervisory work with adolescents and emerging adult co-occurring mental health and substance use issues. She also organizes PPI’s psychiatric services which provide medication management for mental health and substance use issues as well as individual, group, couples and family counseling.

Joe Freeman, LCSW, M. Div - Joe is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with children and adolescence struggling to meet the expectations of their parents, teachers and society in a wide variety of settings, including psychiatric hospitals, residential programs, and community-based early intervention programs. Joe conducts a private psychotherapy practice in Storrs and has taught parenting education for over 30 years. Joe and his wife, Ruth Freeman, are nationally known for their work with Peace at Home Parenting Solutions. 

Dr. Pamela Shuman, MD- Pamela is a child psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director for Ambulatory Programs at Natchaug Hospital. She works in a partial hospital program for children and adolescents in Danielson and a residential treatment program in Mansfield for adolescent girls. For the past twenty-five years she has specialized in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, developmental trauma and PTSD in children and adolescents. 

The panel of experienced professionals will be responding to the following questions and much more:

• Why is teen anxiety and depression on the rise?
• What are some positive parenting approaches?
• What warning signs should families be aware of as they raise teens?
• How can parents and caregivers respond to and support their teens  when they are having a difficult time? 
• What local resources are available for families?

Additional Information: 

Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Program begins promptly at 7:00 pm. There will be an opportunity for the audience to asks questions. Printed resources will be available. 

Questions about the panel? Contact Robyn Wilgis at rwilgis"at"