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9/4/2013 11:22:00 AM
Battles of the Mind workshop offered to the community

Social issues facing parents and children will be the topics of discussion at a workshop, entitled Battles of the Mind. Title One of Greenwood Elementary School, in collaboration with New Ebenezer Baptist and Wayside Chapel Baptist churches, will present educational workshops and a panel discussion on the topics of 1) teen and adult suicide; 2) Internet safety awareness; 3) substance abuse prevention; and 4) understanding the five stages of grief. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. until noon at New Ebenezer Baptist Church, 307 Ravenel Street. Workshops specific to students from ages 9-19 include teen dating and Internet safety awareness.

The workshop is free and open to the public with registration required by Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration forms are available at Greenwood Elementary school or at one of the sponsoring churches. Registration is also available at Workshop facilitators include Dee Hoehn, LPC, Grace Counseling; Gracelyn Elmendorf, Certified Suicide Awareness Trainer; Kathy Timmons, Pee Dee Mental Health,  Dianne Mayne, McLeod Substance Abuse; Clyde Nance, Circle Park; and Sam Fryer, Behavior Health Counselor, Greenwood Elementary School. Following the workshops, a panel of practitioners will lead discussions and answer questions.

Panel members include:  Dr. David Kahn, The Counseling Center; Dr. Leah McCartt, Pee Dee Mental Health Child Psychiatrist; Anson Shells, Chief, Florence Police Department and Dr. Allie E. Brooks Jr., Superintendent, Florence School District One and La-Dine’ Gamble, Parent Educator, Williamsburg County School. Organizers of the event say the workshop is designed to reach out to as many members of the community as possible in sharing vital and valuable information on social topics faced by the community today. For more information call Sam Fryer at Greenwood Elementary School at 843-664-8451.

Galloway Mosley
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