847-869-1500 ext. 233

Summertime and the livin' ain't easy

Summer Mental Health Programs

Educational Series for Parents and Teenagers

Yellowbrick is excited to announce a series of programs designed to meet the summer-related mental health needs of teenagers and parents. Two programs are targeted for teenagers 14-18. Drawing from our After School Intensive Outpatient Program for high school students, each of these focus on strengthening self-regulation, social skills and relationships with parents. At the beginning of the summer, one program addresses the challenges posed by increased family time and unstructured days. The second adolescent program, offered twice during the summer, is for incoming high school freshman and students going into their sophomore year. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools to more successfully navigate the developmental challenges posed by the transition from junior high to high school.

Yellowbrick is especially pleased to offer a Parenting Summer School, designed to equip parents with knowledge and tools to navigate the often turbulent waters of raising teenagers. Offered twice during the summer, Parenting Summer School will address the core developmental processes of adolescence, including the adolescent brain, the shift in the parent-child relationship that occurs at this time, and strategies for managing the emotional and behavioral vicissitudes of teenagers.

All of the 2-week programs meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday evenings, with Thursdays being for parents and adolescents together for the teenager series.

Yellowbrick will also continue its Parents & Conversations Series, designed to provide a forum for open discussion with and between parents on topics related to parenting teenagers. There will be two Parents & Conversations, one at the start of the summer focusing on surviving the summer with teenagers and one at the end of the summer focusing on managing the transition back to school and ‘getting down to business.’

Registration is required. Please call 847-869-1500 ext 200.

High School Students

FOR TEENAGERS 14 - 18

 

Mental Health for the Summer

June 17 - 27
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday*
4 - 7PM

Addresses the challenges posed by increased family time and unstructured days.

Curriculum
Day 1 Shifting gears
Day 2 Taking stock of the past year
Day 3 Managing parents over the summer
Day 4 Finding and creating structure to your days
Day 5 Relationships with friends
Day 6 The summer ahead with your family


Adjusting to High School

July 8 - 18 & August 5-15
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday*
4 - 7PM

Tools for incoming high school students and students moving into Sophomore year to more successfully navigate the developmental challenges posed in transitioning from junior high and in becoming a successful high school student.

Curriculum
Day 1 Reviewing the last year
Day 2 Exploring concerns about being in high school
Day 3 What to expect from the high school experience (students & parents)
Day 4 Day-to-day life as a high school student
Day 5 Navigating relationships with friends
Day 6 Signs and struggles and how to address them (students & parents)

* Thursdays are for parents and adolescents together.

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FOR PARENTS

 

Parents & Conversations

“Summertime and the livin’ ain’t easy:
Surviving the summer with teenagers.”

June 11
7PM

A forum for open discussion with and between parents on topics related to parenting teenagers.


Parenting Summer School

Offered July 22 - August 1 & August 19 - 29
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
5 - 7PM

Intensive workshop designed to equip parents with knowledge and tools to navigate the often turbulent waters of raising teenagers. Addresses the core developmental processes of adolescence, including the adolescent brain, the shift in the parent-child relationship that occurs at this time, and strategies for managing the emotional and behavioral vicissitudes of teenagers.

Curriculum
Day 1 Core developmental processes of adolescence
Day 2 The adolescent brain
Day 3 Obstacles to healthy development
Day 4 Parenting strategies
Day 5 Adjustments to the parent-child relationship
Day 6 Challenges to the family

Please use our confidential contact form to send us a message. Our Assessment Center will respond to you as promptly as possible.

At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.

For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 847-869-1500 x200.