Virtual Parent Panel

November 23, 2021 | By Baltimore County Public Library

Raising children is rewarding, but can prove to be difficult as they reach different stages in life. In our upcoming parent panel, educators, therapists, social workers and library staff will share tips and resources to support parents as they set expectations and have tough conversations. 

Panel Discussion Details

Parent Panel: Talking to Kids About Sex 
Tuesday, December 21, 7 to 8 p.m. 
Description: Want your children and teens to have safe, healthy, thoughtful sexuality information as they become young adults? An introduction to resources and ways to have these conversations without fear or shame.

Featured Panelists

Alex Chan is the mental and behavioral health specialist for University of Maryland Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program. He brings practical knowledge and experience in stress management, family relations and adolescent development. His recent program development has focused on enhancing mental health among youth, the farming community and the healthcare industry. He holds master's and doctoral degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. Chan is also a licensed marriage and family therapist in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Sheena Hill is a psychotherapist in private practice at Parenting Works. As a responsive parenting coach, she offers education and support for parents and professionals who seek to move beyond rewards and consequences to deepen their understanding of development and attachment while masterfully applying concrete skills in emotional intelligence, limit setting and play. Hill is a passionate advocate for anti-racism and helps families have authentic conversations. 

Tierra Sydnor-Diggs is a licensed clinical social worker and the co-director of Keys of Hope Consultants LLC. She serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland School of Social Work and is a certified restorative practices practitioner. She has more than 18 years of experience providing direct and indirect clinical and macro services to children, families and communities. 

Additional Information 

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Participants who would like to submit questions in advance should email yfe@bcpl.net. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program and a valid email address is needed at registration for a Zoom link to the program.  

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