Back to:
Current year's news releases
All news releases
News and information home

Adolescent Health and Family Involvement to Be Topic of UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association Speaker Series

RELEASED: April 18, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — How families can help adolescents find healthy pathways to adulthood is the topic for a noon-hour luncheon presentation hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association on Wednesday, April 27, at Sweetwaters Restaurant.

Karen Maddox, R.N., M.S.N., a UW-Eau Claire associate professor of family health nursing, will speak on "Adolescent Health: Building Assets, Reducing Risk" as part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series from noon to 1 p.m.

"The work of adolescents is to develop a positive vision of the future, to understand what adulthood offers and demands and to find pathways paved with respect, self-esteem and belonging," said Maddox.

Maddox will discuss the role of families in ensuring the presence of assets — the building blocks necessary for the adolescent's successful journey — and in sharing the burdens and joys in the lives of adolescents.

Upcoming "Let's Do Lunch" speakers, dates and topics include: Dr. Sean McAleer and Dr. Charlene P.E. Burns, UW-Eau Claire professors of philosophy and religious studies, May, 25, "End of Life: Philosophical Issues"; Dr. William Frankenberger, UW-Eau Claire professor of psychology, June 29, "Treating Children with Psychiatric Disorders: Is Medication Enough?"; July 27, speaker to be announced; Dr. Rose-Marie Avin, UW-Eau Claire professor of economics, Aug. 29, "Globalization and the Third World: A Force for Good or Exploitation?"

The speaker series is open to the public. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. Find details and reservation information online, or call (715) 836-3266.

-30-

KH

Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

 

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.