Vis­it­ing ther­a­pist to speak

Central Leader - - News -

Cana­dian so­cial worker and fam­ily ther­a­pist Dr Michael Ungar will speak at a pub­lic event to­mor­row night.

The au­thor of Too Safe For Their Own Good: How Risk and Re­spon­si­bil­ity Helps Teens Thrive will speak at West­ern Springs Col­lege at 7pm.

Dr Ungar has worked with young peo­ple and their fam­i­lies for 20 years.

He says that while our chil­dren are safer than at any other time in his­tory, he be­lieves there is a con­nec­tion be­tween the se­cu­rity of­fered to chil­dren and trou­bling be­hav­iours like drug abuse, early sex­ual ac­tiv­ity, vi­o­lence and tru­ancy.

Tick­ets are $10 and can be pur­chased through West­ern Springs Col­lege or at the door.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to re­serve a ticket, email pag@west ern­springs.school.nz.

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