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Coalition offering teen stress workshop for parents and teens

November 12, 2015

A workshop in Spanish for teens on how to deal with stress will be presented by the Coalition for Placer Youth on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in Lincoln. The workshop’s aim is to provide both parents and teens with basic tools to minimize teen stress as well as basic coping and communication skills to prevent chronic stress.

While the workshop will be in Spanish, materials will be available in both Spanish and English and bilingual counselors will be on site to provide support and resources for both teens and parents during the workshop.

A recent survey by the Latino Leadership Council showed there are levels of bi-cultural stress in Latino high school students. This is compounded by the fact that almost all teens report they face stress. In a 2012 Placer County survey, 88 percent of 9th and 11th grade students said they felt stressed and 54 percent reported being either stressed a lot, or felt always stressed. In addition, 59 percent of students surveyed said they used alcohol or drugs to help them cope with feelings of anger, sadness, loneliness or stress.

The workshop will be at Glen Edwards Middle School, 204 L Street in Lincoln from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner and childcare will be provided. An RSVP is strongly recommended.

Another similar workshop will be presented in English, will be on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5901 Lone Tree Blvd, Rocklin. This workshop will not include dinner.

The Coalition for Placer Youth is presenting the workshop in conjunction with the Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth and the Lincoln Community Resource Collaborative. The event is also co-hosted by: Western Placer Unified School District; Glenn Edwards Middle School; the Latino Leadership Council; Placer County Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board; Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center; Lincoln Community Foundation; Mud Run 4-Life; Community Recovery Resources; and KidsFirst.

For additional information or to RSVP, contact: Christina Ivazes, by phone at (530) 889-7238, or email, civazes@placer.ca.gov.

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