Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Care
invites you to attend its presentations to the healthcare community.
March 12, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (get directions)
A buffet lunch and beverages will be provided.
No RSVP or advance registration is required.
Families on the Fault Line:
Why today's kids are in trouble and what we can do about it
Debra Manchester, LCSW
Executive Director Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara
Recent research has found that affluent youth are a newly identified “at-risk” group comparable to youth from impoverished inner city neighborhoods. Problems such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and self-harm are being seen in children and teens, at disturbing levels, in families previously and typically seen as privileged.
Debra will present a summary of these research findings about youth across the nation and also discuss the incidence of problematic teen behaviors in the Santa Barbara community. What are the stresses that are impacting both parents and youth from affluent families? What can we do about it—as health care professionals, as parents, as citizens?
Combining information from research with clinical experience, this presentation will discuss the implications of society’s current messages about materialism and the pressures driving youth to succeed—often with disastrous consequences.
At the conclusion of the presentation participants will be able to:
- Explain the research findings about at-risk youth
- Explore hypotheses about why affluent youth are also identified as “at risk”
- Identify risk factors and protective factors that influence kids decisions and behaviors
Debra Manchester, LCSW. co-authored: How's Your Family Really Doing? 10 Keys to a Happy, Loving Family with her psychologist husband, Don MacMannis, Ph.D. Together they have co-directed The Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara (www.FTISB.org) for 34 years, providing psychotherapy to thousands of couples and families as well as training and consultation with other therapists, non-profits and schools. She is a weekly contributor for PsychCentral.com, blogging about Parenting Tips and also for HowsYourFamily.com.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
CEUs are now paid for and processed online. To obtain CEUs, you must sign in at the beginning of the lecture. Following attendance at the lecture, click here or on the icon at left, or go to www.eventbrite.com and search for "Grand Rounds". Pay the $18 fee there online. Within 5 business days you will receive an e-mail from Cottage Health System with instructions for obtaining your CEU certificate. Attendance must be verified by signing in at the beginning of the lecture.
Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of CE credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 741) and Provider approved for 1 continuing education (CE) contact hour for RNs by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #00252), through the Education Department, Cottage Health System.
Free of charge for CHS Employees and professionals affiliated to Cottage Health System. Others: $18 unit.
Physicians: Please note that due to changes in the requirements to qualify for CMEs, Psychiatric Grand Rounds is no longer able to offer CMEs.
All Grand Rounds invitations are now sent by e-mail. If you would like to receive notices by e-mail, and you haven’t already done so, please send your e-mail address to email@example.com. Please use “Grand Rounds” in the subject line.