Middle school years are a challenging time for tweens and even more so during this year’s COVID-19 environment. As part of its “Mapping the Middle” program, Tykes & Teens is hosting the next in its series of free virtual seminars to help parents of middle school age students navigate through a variety of timely issues today’s tweens are facing.
As the first of the four-part monthly series, Dr. Agnieszka Marshall, PsyD, CAP, and Tykes & Teens Director of Prevention Services, will be presenting a free virtual seminar “Finding Happiness During COVID-19” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Based on Yale University’s sought-after class, “The Science of Well Being,” and the latest research from Positive Psychology, Dr. Marshall will share with parents of tweens the fascinating new information science has taught us about human happiness in the 2000s.
The seminar is free to parents via Zoom, but registration is required by emailing Dr. Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once registered, you will receive instructions and links to join this virtual seminar.
Dr. Agnieszka Marshall is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Addictions Professional who earned her Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. She has dedicated her career to providing psychotherapy services for children and families with a focus on teen issues and substance abuse. Dr. Marshall is the Director of Prevention Services at Tykes where she has been providing treatment to teens for more than 14 years, and currently oversees and develops a series of activities geared toward prevention of mental health and substance abuse issues for children. Her projects span a four-county region and include community psycho-educational seminars, workshops for mental health professionals, social awareness campaigns and overseeing a classroom-based prevention curriculum. She also coordinates free and fun activities for tweens and teens in the community. She has been a guest lecturer for various psychology-related graduate and undergraduate courses, has consulted on various community task forces, and has maintained a private practice since 2011 with special focus on women’s issues and wellness. She is driven by a motivation to help contribute to the creation of an overall healthier community.
“Mapping the Middle” parent survival seminars are part of a monthly virtual series by Tykes & Teens, sponsored by Children’s Services Council of Martin County and C.O.R.E.
Additional Upcoming Virtual “Mapping the Middle” Parent Survival Seminars:
- November 18, 2020 at 5:30 PM – “A Spoonful of Mindfulness” presented by Dr. Agnieszka Marshall, PsyD, CAP, and Tykes & Teens Director Preventions Services
Dr. Marshall has been teaching the community about mindfulness for nearly a decade and now it’s your turn to learn about what makes mindfulness one of the biggest breakthroughs of our time, and what it can do for you and your parenting.
- December 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM – “The Birds and the Bees are Sexting” presented by Eric Garza, LCSW, CAP, CST, and Tykes & Teens Chief Operating Officer
Learn what you need to know about teens, tweens, sex and dating during an era of technology. Sex therapist Eric Garza will teach you about these new dynamics and how to navigate them with your child.
- January 25, 2021 at 5:30 PM – “Don’t Push My Buttons; I’m Not an Elevator” presented by Andrea Greenlee, LCSW, and Tykes & Teens Director of School Based Services
Dive into the psychology behind parenting a teen or tween with longtime therapist Andrea Greenlee. She will teach you what to do and what not to do to maintain household peace and wellness.
About Tykes & Teens
Tykes & Teens was founded in 1996 in Martin County with the goal of strengthening local families by ensuring that all children have access to high quality counseling and mental health services, regardless of financial status. The agency prioritizes children’s mental health in our families, schools and communities through a wide range of prevention, education, and treatment programs and services. The agency also advocates for increased awareness of mental health to remove the stigma and shame often associated with seeking mental health treatment. Since its inception, Tykes & Teens has served more than 50,000 local children across more than 50 service locations along the Treasure Coast, including outpatient offices in Palm City, Jensen Beach and Hobe Sound, as well as onsite services in all Martin County schools, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, as well as infant mental health services in over 200 homes throughout the Treasure Coast. In addition, its prevention services division has provided hundreds of free community events and administers a youth alcohol prevention curriculum in Martin County middle schools.