Parents Invited to Free Presentation on May 7:

Written by admin, April 25, 2013

April 25, 2013 –  “Understanding Mood Problems in Children and Adolescents: From Mood Swings to Depression and Bipolar Disorder”

Featuring Dr. Kevin Nugent, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents and caregivers to a free presentation entitled “Understanding Mood Problems in Children and Adolescents: From Mood Swings to Depression and Bipolar Disorder” on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Public Library.

This presentation is geared towards parents and family members as well as professionals who work with children and adolescents.  In a lecture-style format, Dr. Kevin Nugent, a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, will provide an overview of mood difficulties and disorders in the pediatric age group. He will address issues such as poor mood regulation and severe anger problems as well as the occurrence and nature of clinical depression and Bipolar Disorder in young people. There will be opportunity for questions and discussions.

As this event coincides with Children’s Mental Health Week, Mayor Daryl Bennett will be on hand to open the presentation and declare it Children’s Mental Health Week in Peterborough.

Dr. Nugent is a consultant to 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.           

Light refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.  The free event will take place in the Library’s Auditorium, located at 345 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough.

Peterborough Healthy Families is a multi-agency initiative made up of several local community partners, including Peterborough Public Health, Kinark Child and Family Services, Learning Disabilities Association-Peterborough, Peterborough Family Resource Centre, Peterborough Public Library, and the Asphodel Norwood Public Library.

For more information, please call 705-742-3803 or 1-800-386-6561 or visit www.peterboroughhealthyfamilies.ca.

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For further information, please contact:

Leisa Baker                                                                         Sylvia Davies

Public Health Nurse                                                        Volunteer & Community Relations

Peterborough Public Health                  Kinark Child and Family Services

 705-743-1000, ext. 312                                                  705-742-3803, ext. 343