GlenOaks Therapeutic Day School is hosting a two-hour crisis prevention
training session for parents of children with emotional health issues and
behavior disorders. The session will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 7 at the
school’s north campus, 135 North Brandon Drive, Glendale Heights. To register
Glendale Heights – Contending with children and teens with emotional
health issues or a behavior disorder is a daily struggle for many parents. Too
often, they are totally unprepared and defenseless when an emotional crisis
GlenOaks Therapeutic Day School is hosting a two-hour crisis prevention training
workshop for parents and caregivers to help parents stay in control.
The workshop will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 7
at Adventist GlenOaks Therapeutic Day
School’s north campus, 135 North Brandon Drive, Glendale
Heights. It is designed to help parents address issues such as
responding to anxiety and setting limits without initiating
power struggles. Parents will also create an individualized crisis plan for
There is a $5 fee for the workbook. Registration is required
by Feb. 29. To register, call 630-545-6160.
“These kids are very good at pushing their parents’
buttons,” said John Flannery, licensed professional counselor and clinical
program manager of Adventist GlenOaks Therapeutic Day School’s south campus. “We
help them develop options on what to do if their child’s behavior becomes
unsafe and how to gain back rapport once the crisis has passed.”
Flannery conducts the workshop with Dr. John Glennon,
licensed clinical psychologist and clinical director of the Adventist GlenOaks
Therapeutic Day Schools and Crisis Prevention Institute, which created this
Crisis Prevention Institute has a solid 30-year history of
training and prevention resources designed to help parents and human service
professionals diffuse behaviors of concern while keeping professional and
family relationships intact.
“If their children aren’t behaving well, we want to help
parents maintain their equilibrium,” Flannery said.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist
Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist
Hospital and Adventist La Grange
Memorial Hospital. To
find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.