Encouraging youth stress coping skills seminar Nov. 17

The Bothwell Foundation’s Community Relations committee will host its first free community seminar at 7 pm Nov. 17 in the Bothwell Regional Health Center Education Center Auditorium.

The seminar is a presentation for parents and leaders of youth about how to model and support stress management for healthy living. Speakers include Dr. Robynne Lute, Bothwell behavioral health consultant, and Nurse Practitioner Sarah Price with Bothwell TLC Pediatrics.

Lute and Price will share tips for parents, caregivers, educators and others who regularly interact with young people. Topics will include how to talk to, listen, reassure and encourage them; signs and symptoms of distress; best practices for sleep, nutrition, exercise and emotional connection; avoiding drugs and alcohol; and recognizing when more help is needed and where to find it.

Cliff Callis, Community Relations chair, said the committee’s goals are to create awareness of Bothwell services in the community and provide educational opportunities that share resources and support to people about health challenges they or their families are facing.

“Bothwell has experts that can speak about most any health topic from A to Z,” Callis said. “We also have a community that wants more information about how to physically and emotionally care for themselves and their loved ones in a healthy way. Our committee’s job is to help make our community aware of the outstanding health services and care that Bothwell provides.”

People interested in attending the free seminar should register by Nov. 14 by contacting Lauren Thiel-Payne, Bothwell Foundation executive director, at lthiel@brhc.org or 660-829-7786. The Bothwell Education Center is located at 600 E. 14th Street, and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

The Community Relations committee is planning future seminars about heart health, weight management, mental health and caring for aging family members. The committee is also organizing tours of Bothwell hospital for area clubs and organizations. Those interested in touring the hospital should contact Thiel-Payne.