Church to host free seminar to discuss current issues

STONE MOUNTAIN — It’s a fact: Being a teenager is hard.

To help your children, students and other family members through the awkward years, Lilburn Woman’s Club and Mountain Park United Methodist Church have teamed up to host a free seminar, “What’s Around the Corner?” on Sept. 21.

The seminar targets educators, parents, grandparents and others. It will teach them about societal issues regarding preteen and teen culture.

Throughout the day, there are guest speakers covering a variety of topics that plague teens ages 11-17, including legal consequences of actions, prevention of sexual abuse, teen dating violence, bullying and suicide prevention.

The guests include Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter, Tiffany Sawyer with the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Director of Safe and Welcoming Schools Program at University of Georgia Katherine Raczynski, Samantha Macedo with Partnership Against Domestic Violence, and Celia Brown, the Health Services Administrator at Corizon Health.

The entire seminar lasts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a light lunch served.

Seating is limited, so reservations are required. To save your space, visit www.mountainparkumc.org or call 770-921-8512.

Mountain Park UMC is located at 1405 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain.