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“Growing Up a Girl” Parents’ Symposium - Jackson, Tennessee
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“Growing Up a Girl” Parents’ Symposium - Jackson, Tennessee


When: Saturday, August 28
from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Union University, Hyran Barefoot Student Union, Harvey Auditorium
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, Tennessee  38305
United States
Natalie Wilson

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Teaching parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and guardians of girls skills to tackle the issues facing girls today. Breakout sessions on topics such as: cyber bullying, "sexting”, body image and the media, eating disorders, the relationship between divorce and self esteem, ‘girl’ substance abuse, dating and relationships and much more!

Leading experts in the field of marriage and the family will be involved in this event. Sponsors: University of Memphis Center on Research for Women, Freed Hardeman University, Union University, and Jocoa.

Cost: $3 for registered Girl Scout adults / $5 for general public
RSVP: Natalie Wilson, 731.668.1122 /

Featured Panel of Experts:
Deborah Clubb, Executive Director of Memphis Regional Women's Council
Barry Cooper, M.S., Director of Prevention and Education at Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (JACOA)
Vivian Grooms, M.S., Assistant Professor of Psychology at Jackson State Community College
Nadine McNeal, M.S.S.W., Social Work Program Faculty at Freed Hardeman University
Dr. Theresa Okwumabua, Ph.D., Coordinator of Outreach for the Department of Psychology University of Memphis
Dr. Pepper Pratt, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist,Founder of Lifeworks Resource Center and Professor of Psychology at Union University
Dr. Lynda Sagrestano, Ph.D., Director of Center for Research on Women (CROW) at University of Memphis
Nicole Scott, L.C.S.W, Director of Counseling-Freed Hardeman University

A great learning opportunity, plus this program has been approved for yearly re-certification hours for parents who are Tennessee certified foster parents and social workers!


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