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Saint Peter’s University Hospital offers series of virtual lectures based on adolescent and family issues

Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is hosting a free virtual lecture series on adolescent and family health issues.

The first event in the series, “Adolescents and Ways to Safely Socialize,” will be presented virtually from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 via Zoom. Dr. Susan Brill-Goldberg, chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, will share safe ways for adolescents to safely socialize amid a pandemic.

In addition, Dr. Brill-Goldberg will review the importance of socialization for adolescents, the status of COVID-19 in New Jersey and the impact it has had on children and teenagers.

She will also discuss participation in school clubs and sports.

To register, visit https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jyfOO0zmSLO5vPEr5wWu3A

Organized by Saint Peter’s Opioid Task Force, this virtual lecture series is designed for parents and families. The presentation will address common parental concerns about the numerous ways the pandemic has impacted teens, from issues like isolation to how they cope, socialize and develop. The series will also explore addiction which has escalated during the pandemic and resources for successful recovery.

Subsequent lectures will be presented every other Wednesday through April. Each lecture will start at 6:30 p.m.

The full list of lecture topics is:

Feb. 10: Adolescents and Ways to Safely Socialize
Presented by Susan Brill-Goldberg, MD, Adolescent Medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital
From 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jyfOO0zmSLO5vPEr5wWu3A<https://saintpetershcs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jyfOO0zmSLO5vPEr5wWu3A>

Feb. 24: Adolescents/Family Coping Skills During the Pandemic
Presented by Suzanne Lind, MD, Psychiatry, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital
From 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IG_wNhblTnSCIdlhFDU5kw

March 10: Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction
Presented by Tejal Mehta, MD, Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital
From 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p6L9vxZ1SiuLRSQFuyW_Fw

March 24: Vaping and the Adolescent
Presented by Nicki Francis and Mara Carlin, BS, CPS, Wellspring Center for Prevention
From 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TswvyYdFTxm6d5qSNMRNJw

April 7: Recovery Coaches
Presented by Bonnie Nolan, PhD, Woodbridge Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (WOORP)
From 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dcB-NO7KQbCuOm1fhIIvqw

April 21: Successful Recovery from Addiction
Presented by Don Rogers, Community Outreach Director at The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper
From 6:30-7:30 PM
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5QCvDKsbSk-JkDa2sAna3w

For more information on any of the virtual lectures, contact Robert J. LaForgia, coordinator, Healthier Middlesex, at rlaforgia@saintpetersuh.com or 732-745-8600, ext. 5831. Allow up to 48 hours for a response.

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