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Free Parent Forum coming up this Tuesday 4/28 regarding helping Teens cope with grief and stress during COVID-19

Life can be challenging while adjusting to a new pace during this time of uncertainty. We are here to support our community now and into the future.

  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • WHO: This discussion is meant for parents, although teenagers are welcome to join.
  • WHAT: Learn to identify signs of teen grief and loss, including coping strategies to help your teen during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • WHERE: Live streamed to your own home via Zoom.
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    • RSVP Required. To register for this free event, please click here.
    • Livestream information will be provided upon registering.

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