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Recordings from the February 28, 2015 Conference on Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction

Video of Conference opening comments, video clip and keynotes (use password: mppc)

Conference Welcome  — Chris Sturgeon, Director of Student Ministries, MPPC

Welcoming Remarks by John Ortberg, Senior Pastor, MPPC

“Everything You Wanted to Know about Teens But Were Afraid to Ask“ by Philippe Rey,  Executive Director, Adolescent Counseling Services, Palo Alto
Dr. Rey explains the physical, social, and emotional development of adoles­cents and what motivates their behavior. Learn how to com­municate more effectively with your teens and how to recognize and address issues when they arise.

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission
By Award-winning author, editor, and professional coach, Amy Simpson
Amy discusses mental illness and provides personal insight on how to support those in our lives who are living with a mental disorder.

Audio Recordings

Introductory video and welcome by Chris Sturgeon, Director of Student Ministries, MPPC
(7:40:  4 minutes of introductory video, 3 minutes of Chris’s welcome)

Keynote Welcome by John Ortberg, Senior Pastor, MPPC  (16:59)

Philippe Rey’s Keynote: Everything You Wanted to Know About Teens But Were Afraid to Askby Philippe Rey,  Executive Director, Adolescent Counseling Services, Palo Alto (1:16:30)
Dr. Rey explains the physical, social, and emotional development of adoles­cents and what motivates their behavior. Learn how to com­municate more effectively with your teens and how to recognize and address issues when they arise.
Here is the link to his slide deck:  Philippe Rey Keynote

Amy Simpson: Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission
By Award-winning author, editor, and professional coach, Amy Simpson (1:5:59)
Amy discusses mental illness and provides personal insight on how to support those in our lives living with a mental disorder.

Families in Pain: Helping Our Children Cope
Mary Campbell, LMFT (51:41)
Mary discusses the needs, expectations, and strategies to help our kids cope with the extraordinary challenges and situations families sometimes must face (divorce, major losses, illnesses, other serious issues).

Negotiating the Complex World of Sex and Your Adolescent
with Royce Garvin PhD, Licensed Psychologist (51:28)
and Connie Kniveton (M.D., Medical Dir. Of After Hour Pediatrics) 
How to understand adolescent sexuality including the effects of media and pornography, peer pressure, sexual behaviors, sexual identity, and speaking to your adolescent about sex.
Here is the link to their slide deck: Adolescent Sexuality  and their handout:  Internet Use Agreement

Risky Behaviors: What your adolescent might be doing and what you should do about it
Stephen Pfleiderer, M.A., Interventionist (CompleteRecovery.biz) (1 hr)
How to identify and effectively respond to truancy, stealing, sex, drugs and alcohol, cutting, and suicidal threats.
Here is the link to his slide deck: Adolescent Risky Behaviors  and his handout:  Understanding Teen Behaviors

Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents
with Ed Brackenbury, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) (50:22)
How to understand the difference between normal teenage temperament, depression, and anxiety and how to address and treat these issues.
Here are handouts from this session: Understanding Teen Depression,  Helping Someone with Depression,  Natural Ways to Help Anxiety and Depression,  Suicide Prevention,  Teen Anxiety Treatment,  Depression Inventory,  Anxiety Inventory

Disorders That Impair our Ability to Discern Reality
Dr Glen Elliott, Ph.D., M.D. (Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Children’s Health Council) (1:6:50)
Discussion of assessment and intervention and the range of available treatments for disorders that can impair a person’s ability to discern reality, such as Schizophrenia, Severe Mania and Depression, and other illnesses that often first appear in mid- to late adolescence and can be very disruptive for the family.
Here is the link to his slide deck: Impaired Reality and Psychosis

Is my teen dieting or dying? Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders
Jenny Mayhew, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) (57:30)
Learn basic strategies to help prevent your teens from developing an eating disorder, how to know if they have crossed the line, and how to get help.

Is My Teen in Trouble with Substance Abuse?
Connie Mayer, Director of Outpatient Counseling Services, Adolescent Counseling Services (57:34)
Understand the reality of and types of substance use in our community and what parents need to know. Learn the warning signs, how to talk with your teen about drugs, and steps for getting help.

Learning Differences and Executive Functioning
Shayla Hulgan, M.A. Kathy Fisher, M.A., CAGS (1:6:32)
Discussion of learning differences related to executive functioning, ADD, developmental challenges, how to identify these issues and how to make appropriate accommodation at home and at school.
Here is a handout from this session: Ideas for Helping at Home and School with Reading and Writing

Nurturing Your Own Spiritual and Emotional Well-Being
Darrah Garvin , PhD, Licensed Psychologist (44:16)
Learn the key issues in nurturing your unique, God-given personhood, so that you are maximally equipped to fulfill your unwavering commitment as a parent to your child. Q&A and presentation of resources.