Supporting your teen in making positive choices
The program will focus on how parents can communicate more effectively with teens. Matt Bellace will present examples of how to talk – without arguing – about responsibility, healthy coping skills and alcohol and other drug use. Bellace uses humor to convey his message: “we need to support young people in both words and actions if we want them to make healthy choices for themselves.” Current research on adolescent brain development will also be presented with a Q & A afterwards.
Bellace has been visiting schools for the past 15 years as a youth speaker and comedian. He has a PhD in clinical psychology (Drexel University) with a subspecialty in pediatric neuropsychology. Bellace has been seen on truTVs The Smoking Gun Presents and has been heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Bellace’s How to Get High Naturally program encourages students to pursue natural highs and make healthy choices. He uses a combination of stand-up comedy and audience interaction to convey the merits of choosing natural highs over chemical highs. His recently published book, A Better High will be available for purchase.
The program will take place in the Haldane Music Room at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Haldane School Social Worker Scott Many at [email protected].