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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces 2009 Teen Academy Course Offerings

Monthly classes provide opportunity for parents of teens to gain insight on mental health challenges their children may face

COLUMBUS, OH - 3/17/2009

Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today its course offering schedule for the 2009 educational series, Teen Academy. This program provides an opportunity for parents of teens with a wide range of mental health challenges to gain objective insights from experts at Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Services. Classes are held once every month beginning Tuesday, March 24 and concluding in December.

This series is designed for parents and/or teachers concerned about their teen’s mental health. It provides an opportunity for those who desire to learn more about common adolescent mental heath issues and their treatments. Teens are welcome to join their parents.

It is important to note that although this program does not replace counseling and program speakers may not comment on individual care plans, Teen Academy does provide information on specific adolescent mental health issues and identify common strategies for helping parents of adolescents.

Teen Academy is held once each month 7 – 9 p.m. at various Nationwide Children’s locations detailed below (see full schedule below). Each class is $10 per person.

For registration or for more information, contact Nationwide Children’s Community Education by e-mail at or call (614) 355-0662.

2009 Teen Academy Schedule
March 24, 2009 - Dublin Location
Adolescent Behaviors and Emotions: What is Typical vs. Not?

April 21, 2009 - East Location
Beyond Moody: Adolescent Clinical Depression

May 12, 2009 - Westerville Location
Hopeless: The Suicidal and Self-Injurious Teen

June 18, 2009 - East Location
The Anxious Teen

July 14, 2009 - Dublin Location
Adolescent Bipolar Disorder

August 12, 2009 - Westerville Location
The Oppositional, Defiant & Conduct Disordered Teen

September 15, 2009 - East Location
Medicines for Adolescent Mental Health

October 14, 2009 - Westerville Location
Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Options

November 5, 2009 - Westerville Location
Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Use/Abuse

December 8, 2009 - East Location
Teen School Truancy

Dublin Location: 5665 Venture Dr., Dublin, OH 43017
East Location: 6435 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213
Westerville Location: 433 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43082

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