Free educational event featuring expert speakers in the areas of autism, bullying prevention, youth stress and risky behavior prevention, and bicycle safety
IRVINE, CA (August 23, 2013): The Irvine community is invited to attend the Mayor’s Forum on Children’s Well-being Thursday, September 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center.
A component of the City of Irvine’s Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families, this educational event features multiple breakout sessions by expert speakers in the areas of:
· Autism - brain activation therapy as an effective treatment for autism; and technology-based solutions to enhance learning and communication skills for children on the autism spectrum;
· Bullying Prevention - risks and potential consequences of cyber bullying; what parents can do to prevent or respond to bullying; and bullying prevention in schools;
· Youth Stress and Risky Behavior Prevention - causes, signs and symptoms of major depression in youth and prevention strategies; current youth drug trends and strategies parents can use to prevent risky behavior; and
· Bicycle and Personal Safety - instruction on proper bicycle maintenance, helmet fit and how to navigate streets and trails when riding.
A resource area with informational booths and materials from local youth-serving organizations will be available starting at 5:30 p.m.
Admission is free; child care for children 4 years of age and older will be provided. Child care activities include a free hockey clinic hosted by former Anaheim Ducks defenseman Jason Marshall and the Anaheim Ducks Street Team.
Register online at irvinequickreg.org or call 949-724-6610. To register online, enter class number 131075 for the forum and 131076 for child care.
For additional program information, call 949-724-6690.