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Workshop designed to help families cope in tough economy

Posted: April 16, 2009 4:18 p.m.
Updated: April 16, 2009 5:19 p.m.
 
The city of Santa Clarita will host a "Coping Skills for Families and Teens in this Economy" workshop on Wednesday, April 22 at City Hall's Council Chambers.

A panel of experts will address issues like home foreclosures, job layoffs and budget cuts, and offer tips and resources to help families and teens cope in though economic times.

Topics to be covered during the workshop include parent-child connectedness, recognizing and reducing stress, healthy parent-teen dialogues, tough times and substance abuse, college: make it happen, and coping and cushioning the impact on kids.

"During these especially tough economic times, parents, adults and teens experience absolute and common stressors," Councilman Bob Kellar said. "'Coping Skills for Families and Teens in this Economy' is designed to help families cope with economic stressors without placing a negative impact on loved ones."

The event will feature a resource fair from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. where local organizations will provide resources and information pertaining to the workshop.

The "Coping Skills for Families and Teens in this Economy" presentation will follow from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Council Chambers are on the first floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355. 

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