The Secret Lives of Teens & Tweens – March 6

Above: Parents concerned about their teens and tweens are invited to hear from a mental health counselor, popular for the humor he injects in his talks. (images from flyer and speaker website)

Southborough Youth and Family Services is inviting community members who care for teens and tweens to a special presentation a month from tonight. The focus is on their “secret lives”.

Save the date for “a dynamic and fun” presentation on:

what youth in these age groups are really thinking, what they fear, why they do not share more, and how caring adults can effectively support them.

Secret Lives flyerThe presentation is from 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Wednesday, March 6th in the Trottier Middle School auditorium. Registration isn’t required.

The flyer promotes the presentation by counselor Jon Mattleman of Minding your Mind will cover:

depression and anxiety, social media and technology, suicide, “acting out” behaviors, and more.

In addition to details in the flyer, Mattelman’s website specifies:

participants will leave the workshop with strategies they can implement immediately (who has time to wait?!) including:

  • Strategies they can implement immediately

  • New ways of understanding teens & tweens and their behaviors

  • Innovative techniques for engaging teens & tweens

  • Specific language to better elicit productive conversations

  • Confidence and courage

So, who is Mattleman?

He has a BA from Clark University, and an MS in Counseling from the University of Hartford. He served as Director of the Stoughton, MA Youth Commission from 1983 to 1993, and as Director of Needham, MA Youth Services from 1993 to 2017 ” and has operated his practice to offer presentations, consultations, and consulting services for 25 years.”

His bio promotes:

Across all of his work, Jon brings warmth, understanding, and patience…plus a healthy dose of humor! In his more than 30 years of experience as a therapist and presenter, clients and audiences have felt comforted by his ability to acknowledge that the challenges they face are complex – and often downright exhausting! In support of this, his work is grounded in delivering tools that can be implemented in real time.

This event is made possible with support from the Southborough Community Fund.

Updated (2/7/24 11:12 am): I accidentally referred to the event is a week out, rather than a month out.

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Betsy Davie
21 days ago

This looks like a great event! Just a note, it is one month from the date of posting, not one week.

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