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Saint Peter's University Hospital Hosts Virtual Family Lecture Series on Adolescent Health Issues

February 2, 2021

Saint Peter
New Brunswick, N.J. – February 2, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is hosting a free virtual lecture series on adolescent and family health issues. The first event in the series, “Adolescents and Ways to Safely Socialize,” will be presented virtually on February 10, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM over Zoom. Susan Brill-Goldberg, MD, chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, will share safe ways for adolescents to safely socialize amid a pandemic.
 
In addition, Dr. Brill-Goldberg will review the importance of socialization for adolescents, the status of COVID-19 in New Jersey and the impact it has had on children and teenagers. She will also discuss participation in school clubs and sports.
 
To register for “Adolescents and Ways to Safely Socialize,” please visit: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jyfOO0zmSLO5vPEr5wWu3A
 
Organized by Saint Peter’s Opioid Task Force, this virtual lecture series is designed for parents and families. The presentation will address common parental concerns about the numerous ways the pandemic has impacted teens, from issues like isolation to how they cope, socialize and develop. The series will also explore addiction which has escalated during the pandemic and resources for successful recovery.
 
There will be six lectures in the series, with the first beginning on February 10. Subsequent lectures will be presented every other Wednesday through April. Each lecture will start at 6:30 PM. The full list of lecture topics is below:
 
February 10, 2021: Adolescents and Ways to Safely Socialize
Presented by Susan Brill-Goldberg, MD, Adolescent Medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital
From 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jyfOO0zmSLO5vPEr5wWu3A
 
February 24, 2021: Adolescents/Family Coping Skills During the Pandemic
Presented by Suzanne Lind, MD, Psychiatry, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital
From 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IG_wNhblTnSCIdlhFDU5kw

March 10, 2021: Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction
Presented by Tejal Mehta, MD, Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital
From 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p6L9vxZ1SiuLRSQFuyW_Fw
 
March 24, 2021: Vaping and the Adolescent
Presented by Nicki Francis and Mara Carlin, BS, CPS, Wellspring Center for Prevention
From 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TswvyYdFTxm6d5qSNMRNJw
 
April 7, 2021: Recovery Coaches
Presented by Bonnie Nolan, PhD, Woodbridge Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (WOORP)
From 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dcB-NO7KQbCuOm1fhIIvqw
 
April 21, 2021: Successful Recovery from Addiction
Presented by Don Rogers, Community Outreach Director at The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper
From 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Registration link: https://SaintPetersHCS.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5QCvDKsbSk-JkDa2sAna3w
 
If you have any questions about the virtual lectures, please contact Robert J. LaForgia, coordinator, Healthier Middlesex, at rlaforgia@saintpetersuh.com or 732-745-8600, ext. 5831. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
 
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.
 

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