PUBERTY WORKSHOPS FOR PRE-TEENS & THEIR PARENTS
Sound fun? Well, it is.
Parents, get ready to move past "awkward".
Great Conversations returns to Bend for the fifth year as a seminar/workshop
for pre-teens and their parents, presented by nationally renowned speakers,
Julie Metzger & Dr. Lehman.
Boys and girls are in separate classes and each must be
accompanied by their parent or trusted adult.
Classes fill up, so register today!
SUNDAY, APRIL 9th 1 - 5:30 pm
The Riverhouse Convention Center
3075 N. Business 97
$65 per parent/child pair; plus $45 for each additional same-gender child
in the same class with the parent. Each participating child will also
receive the speaker's book, “Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?”
Scholarship funds are available.
This 4-hour workshop includes two 15-min. breaks and one 30-min. intermission.
Light snacks and beverages are provided | Please eat lunch before you arrive.
To contact one of the speakers, click here.
Presented by Central Oregon Pediatric Associates with nationally recognized speakers Dr. Rob Lehman and Julie Metzger, RN, MN
What Puberty Classes Are All About:
We believe that parents are their children's prime resource for issues around sexuality. Sometimes, families need and appreciate additional support to initiate and maintain these important conversations about growing up.
For more information, visit Great Conversations online where you will find outlines of the content, short videos of the classes and Frequently Asked Questions.
The ice is broken, the 'awkward' is gone and healthy conversations move forward.
Recommended for AGES 10-12 and a parent or trusted adult.
Dr. Rob Lehman is a pediatrician who has found his passion by pursuing additional fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine.
He works to promote healthcare for teens as a teacher, clinician and policy developer. Previously, Dr. Lehman has practiced at teen
clinics, public health clinics, homeless teen clinics, worked with college youth, incarcerated youth, special projects with disabled
youth and other specialty care for children. At present, Dr. Lehman teaches classes targeted toward adolescents and families
regarding medical, social and sexual health. He also works on health policy at state and national levels.
For more information on Dr. Lehman, click here.
Julie Metzger, RN, MN began her nursing career at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 1981, caring for hospitalized teens and their families
in the adolescent unit. The experience of working with teens who managed their lives with resilience and strength solidified
her passion for adolescents and their families. Julie has been invited to numerous school and community groups to talk to parents
about topics related to adolescence. Her encouraging, straightforward approach, matched with the latest research and strategies,
have made her a popular presenter.
For more information on Julie Metzger, click here.
Dr. Valerie Bailie
Board Certified Pediatrician
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