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UB to Co-Sponsor Conference On Issues Facing Adolescents

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: March 13, 1998

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the Graduate School of Education will co-sponsor a conference titled "Students at Risk: The Role of the Professional in the Year 2000" from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on March 27 in the Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

The goal of the conference is to present advice to school faculty and personnel to help children and adolescents deal with their life stressors. Issues of prevention and intervention will be discussed by professional experts from varied disciplines. Specific topics to be addressed include AIDS, transitioning, child abuse, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders, mental health and teen suicide.

In addition to the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, sponsors include UB's Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program, Region II, the State Education and Training Resource Center of the Board of Cooperative Educational Systems (BOCES), the Rehabilitation Association of Western New York, the New York State Department of Education Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities and the Office of Alcohol Substance Abuse Services.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, contact Barbara Trolley at 645-6611 or Jenifer Zaleski at 645-2477.