The right mentor can help a young person grow and develop as they encounter the many that come with adolescence. EMERGE mentors interact with youth in a variety of settings, using skills to coach, support and work alongside young people to help them meet their goals. They can work independently or as part of a therapeutic team and they have flexibility to meet with young people multiple times per week. This workshop will describe the EMERGE Mentoring Program and you will get to meet two of our mentors.
Workshop Leaders: Lawrence Shweky, LCSW
Margarita Gurrola, BSW Student, CSUS
Nathan Shepherd, BA Student, UCD
It is well known now that the pandemic is causing a great variety of mental health problems. Few people have escaped the emotional effects of the pandemic, yet it may be difficult to understand what these effects are. In this workshop, we will discuss the latest research on pandemic mental health issues and provide strategies to aid in understanding and recovery from its emotional effects.
Workshop Leader: Lawrence Shweky, LCSW
Do you struggle with setting appropriate boundaries around technology with your teenagers? If so, a Family Technology Plan could be the answer. We will describe the process and give participants templates to use at home. This workshop will also review current research on technology use among teens and outline the pros and cons of different parental approaches to technology management.
Workshop Leader: Scott Weintraub, AMFT