Oppositional and Defiant Children and Teens

Written by Communications, October 24, 2019

Dr. Kevin Nugent to Share Insights and Strategies for Parents in Free Presentation

Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents and caregivers to a free presentation entitled “Oppositional and Defiant Children and Teens: Understanding Them and Creative Management Strategies” on Thursday November 7, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Peterborough Public Health, 185 King St., Peterborough.

Dr. Kevin Nugent, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, developed this presentation for parents and family members, as well as professionals who work with children and adolescents.

“This will be a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to speak directly with an expert on Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). He’ll be sharing insights and strategies that may help those whose children are showing symptoms of ODD,” said Leisa Baker, Public Health Nurse at Peterborough Public Health. She noted there will be lots of time set aside for discussion and questions.

Dr. Nugent is known for his humour, insight and depth of knowledge about children’s emotional challenges. He works with several youth agencies and schools in the Peterborough area.  In 2011, he received the Naomi Rae Grant Award from the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for innovation and excellence in consultation and community intervention.

Peterborough Healthy Families is a multi-agency initiative made up of Peterborough Public Library, Kinark Child & Family Services, Peterborough Child & Family Centres and Peterborough Public Health.

There is no registration required, light refreshments will be provided, and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available in the King St. Parkade.  For more information, please call 705-743-1000, ext. 312 or visit www.peterboroughhealthyfamilies.ca.

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For further information, please contact:

Leisa Baker, RN, BScN,

Public Health Nurse

705-743-1000, ext. 312

lbaker@peterboroughpublichealth.ca