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WCASD Holding Seminar on Teen Behavior

The West Chester Area School District will host a seminar on teen behavior for district parents on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The following is a press release from the West Chester Area School Board.

So your little boy or girl has become a teenager, seemingly in the blink of an eye! If you have one now or will in the near future, the Henderson High School Parent Teacher Organization wants you to know that, on occasion, it’s easy to be confused and frustrated by teen behavior and the choices they make. It’s quite normal to question whether the way interactions with our teens unfold is a result of normal teenage antics or something more – something for which help should be sought.  

A. Michael Blanche is a licensed clinical social worker with nearly 15 years of experience in providing direct clinical counseling to troubled teens and their families. He will conduct a workshop on this topic at the January meeting of the HHS PTO, and all parents are invited to attend. The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 17th at 7PM in the HHS auditorium.

Michael's workshop will help parents develop a better understanding of the differences between typical teen behavior and the symptoms that might suggest they need the help of a professional. Guidelines will also be provided to parents on ways to engage and initiate treatment when that step becomes necessary.

We hope you are able to join us as for our very informative January meeting. Even if you aren't currently experiencing such issues with your teen, it would be helpful to arm yourself with the tools and knowledge to quickly recognize the early signs of a more serious problem, and be better equipped to handle any situation that might arise.

The Henderson PTO Executive Board

Star Thrower January 09, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Here is a great video to watch so you will have some questions to ask Michael .. assuming you will get to ask questions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWTYP6rcn30 Since this seminar appears to be connected to recent violence in schools, be absolutely sure that you're aware that the public school system is founded on the principle of a coercively controlled involuntary funding system to educate children .. simply stated, the public schools are using violence to extract money from people to pay for education. I am also assuming this seminar is a proactive attempt to minimize any responsibility for your child's future violent behavior, by the teachers union ... in case you happen to be working a second job in order to pay your school taxes, and miss the seminar.
BrynnF January 10, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Hey genius this seminar is put on by the PTO--that's a PARENT group. Nice try turning it into a teacher's union conspiracy and attack on public schools and taxes. Do you even try to make sense or do you just want to be as nasty and offensive as you can? You have some serious issues.
Star Thrower January 10, 2013 at 09:31 PM
Do you see the "T" in PTO? this stands for teachers ... and absolutely nothing whatsoever goes on at Henderson without the teachers union president's ok - The main theme of the seminar is violence yes? - obviously there are parents like yourself who would like everyone to ignore the fact that public education itself (as I have already shown) is using violence to extract money from people to pay for education When exactly is it ok for (some) parents and all teachers to condone the use of violence to earn a living, and then preach non-violence to their children and pupils? do you see the hypocrisy of your seminar yet? Better yet ... ask yourself where do our children first learn violence? - or maybe ask your workshop seminarian.
edufan January 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Off your meds, again, eh, Star/Sean?
Star Thrower January 11, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Back on yours again, I see. Shouldn't you be in class abusing children this morning?
Horvath Lipsinbigler January 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Any minutes available for this seminar if we're unable to attend?
Star Thrower January 18, 2013 at 11:14 AM
the teacher's union covert website https://www.westchestervote.org/ should most definitely have a video of that seminar .. god knows they have videos every time a school board member needs to use the bathroom - if they can not help you, remember them at election time ... but post on this thread, and I might be able to help you out with a video
edufan February 02, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Yeah, Horvath, Star has a video for everything. By the way, Horvath, love your name!

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