Monday, November 16th, 2009

Parents and teenagers who would like to better understand each other may want to attend a program Dec. 3 at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph called “Yes, Teens AND Their Parents are Crazy.”

The free parent-youth summit, which begins with dinner at 6 p.m., is designed to facilitate teen-parent communication.

The featured speaker, adolescent psychologist Dr. Michael Bradley, promises to take parents and other adults such as educators, clinical and behavioral health professionals and members of the law enforcement community “inside a teen’s head,” and help them understand why teenagers think and act the way they do.

Bradley will also help the teenagers who attend see the dilemmas of the teen years from their parents’ perspective and show them how to develop new strategies for resolving old conflicts. The program will also feature a panel of parents and teenagers.

Pre-registration by Nov. 27 is required. To register or to obtain more information, call 1-866-782-5273.

The program is being supported by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Morris County Department of Human Services, the Mental Health Substance Abuse Advisory Board, the County Alliance Steering Subcommittee, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Municipal Alliances of Morris County, Morris County Partners in Substance Abuse Prevention, Morris County Prevention is Key and Saint Clare’s Health System.