Writer: D'Lyn Ford
LAS CRUCES - Teachers, counselors and others who work with adolescents can participate in a two-part satellite conference about healthy teen development on Oct. 17 and 24 at six sites across New Mexico.
The free conference will be offered in Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Los Lunas, Santa Fe, Taos and Tucumcari. New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service will present the conference in conjunction with Iowa State University Extension.
"This format makes it more convenient for participants because the downlink sites are sprinkled throughout the state," said Diana DelCampo, child and family life specialist with NMSU Extension.
She said the series will provide a better understanding of how teens develop and make decisions; what influences their sexual development; and the important roles that parents, other adults and communities play in young people's lives.
Nationally recognized researchers and specialists in adolescent development and sexuality will present the Healthy Teen Development program. The series is designed for teachers, counselors, psychologists, volunteer leaders, Extension faculty and nonprofit agency staff who serve teens and their families.
"Future professionals, such as people training to be teachers, may also be interested in taking part in the conference," DelCampo said.
The conference is scheduled from 2:30 to 5 p.m. both days. For site and registration information, contact DelCampo at (505) 646-6031. Admission is free, but participants must register to reserve a seat and educational materials, she said. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the workshop, please contact DelCampo in advance.
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