Lilburn seminar aimed at helping adults understand teen issues

LILBURN — Worried about your teenager?

The Lilburn’s Women’s Club and Mountain Park United Methodist Chuch are hosting a free seminar for adults to learn about the struggles facing youth.

The event, entitled “What’s Around the Corner?” features local experts on issues like bullying, sexual abuse and suicide.

Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the church, located at 1405 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain, the seminar is designed for parents, grandparents, clergy, coaches, teachers, guidance counselors and any adult who interacts with kids ages 11 to 17.

Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter will address the legal consequences of a youth’s unlawful behavior on parents and other children, while the University of Georgia’s Katherine Raczynski will discuss effective responses to bullying.

Other speakers include Tiffany Sawyer, the director of Prevention Services at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, who will address the prevention of youth sexual abuse, Samantha Marcedo, a teen advocate from the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, who will talk about dating violence, and Celia Brown of the county jail’s health contractor, who will discuss identifying suicidal tendencies.

To RSVP, go to www.mountainparkumc.org or call 770-921-8512.