Families looking for a little help with children experiencing social, emotional and learning difficulties are invited to attend a new Parent Support Series offered by Rush University Medical Center. The free Wednesday night programs address everything from what parents can do about bullying in schools to questions and answers about ADHD medication.
The monthly meetings, also open to teachers and social workers, are taught by experts from the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center. "We have a clinical psychologist, speech language, our education specialist and our developmental pediatrician presenting," says Bernadette Evans-Smith, the center's clinical director. "We have people with expertise in different areas and this lets the community know what we have here."
It also serves as a resource for families who need help but might be struggling financially. "It's nice to be able to give something free to help families and children," Evans-Smith says.
The programs also allow parents with a shared interest on a particular issue to meet and hear from other parents, Evans-Smith says.
For more information, call (847) 933-9339 or email email@example.com. Although the program is free, RSVPs are encouraged. The Center is located at 4711 W. Golf Road, Suite 1100, Skokie. All sessions run 6:30-8 p.m.
Liz DeCarlo is the senior editor at Chicago Parent.
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