Federated Church invites you to a discussion exploring how to approach difficult topics with children. The news seems to be dominated by disturbing events such as school shootings, family separations at the border and catastrophic weather events. It can be difficult to have an honest conversation with our children, when we don’t completely understand ourselves. Please join us as we explore age-appropriate ways to broach these subjects, address anxiety, reconcile the role of faith in these events and help kids find their own way to make a tangible difference.
Speakers: Dr. Tira Stebbins and Rev Mark Simone
Childcare for school age children will be available. Please RSVP for childcare reservations to Kiersti Critchfield - email@example.com.
Dr. Tira Stebbins is a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience working with children and adults in various settings including community mental health, hospitals, schools, and private practice. Currently she is the Director of Child and Adolescent Services at Organization for Psychological Health, a private practice in Solon, Ohio. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders as well as psychological testing and assessment.
Rev. Mark Simone, Pastor of Children's, Youth, and Family Faith Formation, holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Ashland Seminary. He has been active in youth and family counseling for 25 years both at Federated and in the community.