Life can be hard. Help your kids be strong.

Learn how you can build resilience in your children
November 06, 2019
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6 to 8 p.m. at Stillwater Area High School
Relationships First: Creating Connections That Help Youth Thrive
Featuring Dr. Kent Pekel, Search Institute's President and CEO

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Whether you’re a brand new parent, you’re raising young adults or just connected with kids, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss. Dr. Kent Pekel from the Search Institute will share practical and research-proven ways parents, teachers, coaches, grandparents and other adults can help build developmental relationships with and among young people.  

Relationships are at the heart of what youth need to learn, grow, and thrive. New research from Search Institute is showing that when young people experience relationships with adults that are characterized by five essential elements, their attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes are better and their risk behaviors are lower. Those five elements are expressing care, challenging growth, providing support, sharing power, and expanding possibilities.

During this session, Dr. Pekel will share some of the findings that are emerging through Search Institute’s studies and will introduce participants to practical tools they can use to build strong and supportive relationships with young people.

The event will also feature a Resource Fair with a variety of organizations on hand to share information about mental health, chemical health and emotional well-being.

Presented in partnership with Lakeview Hospital, Washington County, CONNECT Washington County, and Stillwater Area Public Schools' Community Education