Clinical psychologist, Dr. Lori Aleknavicius, of Inner Fokus in Laguna Beach will discuss breaking the silence regarding mental health struggles for our children/teenagers. She will speak about ways parents can talk to their children/teens to help overcome negative stigmas of mental health, and normalize proactive mental health care. Dr. Aleknavicius’ presentation will identify specific community resources, as well as ways to use our connection with our children/teenagers to help them with mental health concerns. Parents will leave with tips and strategies for joining our children/teenagers in their time of need, and empower them to successfully manage stress, social challenges, and mental health symptoms.
Dr. Aleknavicius is a practicing clinician, a psychology professor at Pepperdine University, a contributing writer at OC Mom Magazine and Parenting OC Magazine, wife, and mother to 3 children.