Parents Invited to Free Presentation on Tuesday, May 7: "Understanding Mood Problems in Children and Adolescents: From Mood Swings to Depression and Bipolar Disorder"

Featuring Dr. Kevin Nugent, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents and caregivers to a free presentation entitled, "Understanding Mood Problems in Children and Adolescents: From Mood Swings to Depression and Bipolar Disorder" on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Public Library.

This presentation is geared towards parents and family members as well as professionals who work with children and adolescents. In a lecture-style format, Dr. Kevin Nugent, a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, will provide an overview of mood difficulties and disorders in the pediatric age group. He will address issues such as poor mood regulation and severe anger problems as well as the occurrence and nature of clinical depression and Bipolar Disorder in young people. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussions.

As this event coincides with Children's Mental Health Week, Mayor Daryl Bennett will be on hand to open the presentation and declare it Children's Mental Health Week in Peterborough.

Dr. Nugent is a consultant to several youth agencies and schools in the Peterborough area.  In 2011, he received the Naomi Rae Grant Award from the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for innovation and excellence in consultation and community intervention.

Light refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.  The free event will take place in the Library's Auditorium, located at 345 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough.

Peterborough Healthy Families is a multi-agency initiative made up of several local community partners, including the Peterborough County-City Health Unit, Kinark Child and Family Services, Learning Disabilities Association-Peterborough, Peterborough Family Resource Centre, Peterborough Public Library, and the Asphodel Norwood Public Library.

For more information, please call (705) 742-3803 or 1-800-386-6561 or visit www.peterboroughhealthyfamilies.ca.

Image with caption: " Kevin Nugent, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (CNW Group/Kinark Child and Family Services)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130506_C3930_PHOTO_EN_26395.jpg

Image with caption: "Kinark Child and Family Services (CNW Group/Kinark Child and Family Services)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130506_C3930_PHOTO_EN_26396.jpg

SOURCE: Kinark Child and Family Services

For further information:

Leisa Baker
Public Health Nurse
Peterborough County-City Health Unit
(705) 743-1000, ext. 312

Sylvia Davies
Volunteer & Community Relations
Kinark Child and Family Services
(705) 742-3803, ext. 343


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