Is your teen ready for high school…college…moving away from home? Will they be able to handle the stress? Are you helping them develop the skills they need to survive the next big challenge in their life? Come join two adolescent and college mental health experts as they provide parents with tips on how to best prepare teenagers how to better handle life now and prepare for college and beyond. Drawing on the research and the presenter’s experiences, this presentation will focus on the common qualities among those adolescents who are able to fall down, pick themselves up and keep going. Parents will also gain information about what they can be doing now and in the future to help their teen not just survive, but thrive in college.About the Presenters:
Robert Scholz is the Chief Clinical Officer at Engage. He is a California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. Mr. Scholz has expertise in the fields of college mental health, addictive behaviors, sports psychology, men's issues and family violence. He currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer and is in private practice at Engage Psychological Services in Westlake Village.
Dr. Connie Horton is the Vice President of Student Affairs at Pepperdine University. She has worked in the university setting for 26 years, initially as a Psychology Professor. Dr. Horton is a licensed psychologist whose recent focus has been in the area of college mental health. She has a passion for speaking to children and adolescents to encourage parents in ways that promote resilience.