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F5 Engaging in Difficult Dialogues

Childhood is ideally a series of slowly unveiled realities of life. Due to mass media, technology, and the hypersexualization of the United States culture, youth are experiencing these realities earlier; thus, conversations to aid in navigating this content is imperative. How can we as providers help families in communicating about difficult, uncomfortable, or taboo topics?

This workshop will focus on aiding providers in education, comfort, and support when approaching difficult topics with youth, teens, and their families.

Presenter Bios:

Robin Crawford, MS, LMHC, CSAYC; Licensed Mental Health Clinician with a Human Service certification; Professional Educator's License specializing in School Counseling; Program Therapist/ MS Site Supervisor, The Redwoods Child & Adolescent
Residential Services Park Center, Inc. Fort Wayne, Indiana

Michelle Hively, MSED, LMFTA, CSAYC is a therapist/ clinical coordinator at Park Center Inc. in the adolescent sexual health programs. Michelle obtained her master’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Courtney Washington, PsyD, CYSAYC, HSPP obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from ISPP. She is the program psychologist for Park Center’s C&A residential services, the Clinical Training Director for PC’s Doctoral internship program, and a field instructor for IN-AJSOP.



Courtney Washington, Psy.D, CSAYC, HSPP, Michelle Hively MSED, LMFTA, CSAYC, & Robin Crawford, MS, LMHC, CSAYC