Adolescence from A to Z: a parent academy” An innovative program with the support of EveryDay.
- 8 two-hour, free, monthly parent meetings concerning major issues of adolescence with the participation of distinguished, specialized speakers
Family is the first environment of children and contributes greatly to their physical and psychosocial health. What about adolescence? What are the issues and questions that may concern parents?
EveryDay supports teenage girls, but also their family, contributing to their efforts to deal with the challenging period of adolescence, the best possible way. Therefore, EveryDay supports Parent Academy, an innovative initiative of the Greek Society of Adolescent Medicine in collaboration with the Adolescent Health Unit (A.H.U.), Second Dept of Pediatrics, University of Athens,”P. & A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital.
Parent Academy is a free program of 8 two-hour meetings, where well known speakers present, analyze, advise and discuss important issues concerning adolescence, such us: prevention of risky behaviors (alcohol, substances etc.), smoking, mental health (anxiety, depression, low self-esteem), eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia), learning disabilities, technology, etc.
The goals of the Academy are:
- To support parents, so that they can respond adequately in their challenging role.
- To help them develop skills, so to screen for risky behaviors.
- To improve communication within the family.
The “school bell” for parents rings once a month – second Wednesday- and free courses will take place in ALBA (address: Athens, Xenias 6th) from 17:15 to 19:30.
The Academy is part of the overall program of EveryDay “Prevention = Life Attitude”, which includes various actions for adolescence, such us: digital library (www.everyday.gr ), experiential interactive workshops, Parents Academy, publications, speeches at conferences, presence of specialists of the Greek Society of Adolescent Medicine in television broadcasts, analyzing and providing advice on important topics of adolescence.