Information session on supporting children and youth

A free public information session next week will offer tips on improving the lives of Island children and youth.

Dr. Gordon Neufeld – a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist – will present “How to Keep our Children Safe in a Wounding World” March 9 at 7 p.m. at Holland College Charlottetown’s MacKinnon Lecture Theatre. Neufeld will offer insights on topics affecting youth including attention problems, impulsiveness, anxiety, learning disabilities, and drug abuse.

“Government is working to ensure that justice and care systems support children, youth, and their families by making more early intervention programs and information available in our communities,” said Thane MacEwen, Acting Clinical Services Manager, Justice and Public Safety. “As a nationally known authority on working with children and youth – and those responsible for them -- Dr. Neufeld will have some valuable insight that will benefit Island families.”

Neufeld is in Prince Edward Island as part of the Working with Troubled Youth Conference, presented by the province’s Department of Justice and Public Safety and Justice Canada.  The conference, for Islanders who work with youth, will focus on addressing the root causes of aggression, violence, and bullying.

No registration is required for Neufeld’s presentation – for more information on his work, visit  Neufeld Institute.

Media contact:
Katie MacDonald
Department of Justice and Public Safety

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