Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.

Families under stress produce adolescents who are under stress. This is especially true for families that experience alcohol and drug abuse problems, child abuse, spouse abuse, divorce, and other high risk behaviors. Many of the young people from these families become at risk for a variety of emotional and behavioral problems. This workshop will address the emotional and behavioral impact on youth who become "high risk" or "at risk" for a variety of problems. Additionally, techniques for working with "resistant" adolescents will be included along with suggestions for counselors, educators and parents.