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Talk with your children about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes!

When is the right time to speak to your children about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes? NOW!

With Ghada Abdallah, RPh.

Did you know that children who heard about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs.?

It has been widely reported that we are in the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic. There is no better time to talk to your kids than now. Read more: Talk with your children about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes!

Teens and Screens: A Solution-focused Conversation

Ask the Experts Talk with Nicole Runyon, LMSW, Adolescent Psychotherapist

In this follow-up to “Screen-agers: Today’s Adolescent, Why Kindness is Missing,” Nicole Runyon leads a conversation on how parents can mobilize to create change for their children.

If we want to eliminate or limit screens in our children’s lives we now understand we all have to do it together, otherwise the child whose screen is removed feels alienated and alone. Read more: Teens and Screens: A Solution-focused Conversation

Raising Young Men and Women in a Culture of Sexual Assault

Ask the Experts Talk with Mary Petersen, LMSW, ACSW and Rev. Dr. J. M. Peter Henry

Young people today are bombarded with conflicting messages about what is healthy in intimate relationships. It is essential that we maintain good communication with our young men and women about relationships and sex in order to educate them, ensure safety, and promote appropriate behavior among them which reflects respect for themselves and others. This video provides a tasteful but candid presentation that will help families feel comfortable discussing intimacy. Read more: Raising Young Men and Women in a Culture of Sexual Assault

For Your Heirs: Preparing for Financial Circumstances of Aging and Disability

Ask the Experts Talk with Barbara Roden, Senior Helpers and Patrick O’Neill, CFP, Financial Advisor with O’Neill Blausey Hartsock Group at Morgan Stanley. Presented at Services for Older Citizens (SOC), April 20, 2017.

Health and money are a top concern for everyone, yet so few prepare for financial circumstances of failing health. We’ll all be faced with the reality that we are unable to make important decisions regarding finances and medical care. Read more: For Your Heirs: Preparing for Financial Circumstances of Aging and Disability

Sexual Victimization of Our Youth: On and Off-line

This presentation provides an overview of the use of the internet and social media to lure youth into sexual acts and sexual exploitation. Professionals will provide an overview of human trafficking within the State of Michigan as well as information to aid parents, educators and other professionals on the ways youth are recruited, signs of victimization, and how to report concerns.

A Family Center Ask the Experts Talk with Angela Aufdemberge, president and CEO of Vista Maria, a licensed provider of mental health treatment for adolescent female victims of human trafficking, and with Lt. Denise Powell and Det. Sgt. Sarah Krebs of the State of Michigan Missing Persons Clearing House Read more: Sexual Victimization of Our Youth: On and Off-line

The Spirituality of Taking Action: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Recovery

How to help someone suffering from addiction. How to intervene properly and how to harness the power of family to help ensure lasting recovery.

Authors Jeff and Debra Jay explain what works and what doesn’t, and how YOU can save the life of someone you love.

Presented in partnership with the Grosse Pointe News and The War Memorial as part of its This Americana Series. Read more: The Spirituality of Taking Action: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Recovery