St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services invites the Fairfield County community to attend a free lecture series focusing on important and current behavioral health issues facing our communities today. The Lecture Series dates include February 10, March 2and April 27, 2011.
The Community Lecture Series starts on February 10, 2011 with “Parenting, Teaching and Treating Troubled Kids,” presented by J. Stuart Ablon, MD, Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The lecture will help parents “better understand the difficulties of challenging kids and learn new, more effective ways to improve life at home and begin feeling much more optimistic about the future.” The Lecture will take place at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services, 47 Long Lots Road, Westport from 1 PM to 2 PM.
The Community Lecture Series continues on March 2, 2011 with “Suicide and Risky Behaviors among Youth and Young Adults,” presented by Eric Caine, MD, the John Romano Professor and Chair of the University Of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry, and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Prevention of Suicide. The lecture will take place at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services, 47 Long Lots Road, Westport from 6 PM to 7 PM.
The Series finishes on April 27, 2011 with “An Update on Lyme Disease” presented by Brian Fallon, MD, MPH, M.ED, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Friends of Hall-Brooke and the Westport Woman’s Club and will take place at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave, Westport from 6 PM to 7 PM.
The St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services Community Lecture Series is offered free of charge with no associated obligation to the community and light refreshments will be served. For more information about the event, please call 203-341-4532.