WOODSTOCK – Centegra Health System is proud to support Dr. Christine Poulos and Shira Greenfield, who will be featured speakers at Woodstock Community Unit School District 200′s Parent University 2011. The event is a one-day seminar that offers information about topics that are of special interest to the parents of teens. Parent University will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road in Woodstock.
The Poulos presentation, “Raising Healthier Teens,” will provide tools to help children live longer, healthier lives. She will address the current obesity rate in the United States and share information about health screenings that are recommended for children. There will also be time for questions at the end of this presentation. As a pediatrician with Centegra Primary Care, Poulos is dedicated to providing compassionate care to children and their parents.”Obesity is a national epidemic that affects children and teens as well as adults,” Poulos said. “Simple lifestyle changes can have a great impact when it comes to a teen’s overall health. I teach my patients basic tools that can help them eat better, move more and feel happier.” Greenfield will discuss “Co-Parenting in Two Homes,” a challenge that is often an ongoing struggle for parents who live separately. She will offer tips about lessening conflict between parents so they can work together to raise their children. Greenfield is a licensed clinical professional counselor and the clinical supervisor of behavioral health programs at Centegra Health System. She has worked with children and families as a therapist, a crisis worker, a diagnostician and an educator.”Children whose parents are divorced often say they’re most stressed by conflict between their parents,” Greenfield said. “It’s important that parents learn to overcome their differences so they work together to raise their children.” Other topics at Parent University 2011 will include teen health, counseling, education and bullying. For more information about Parent University, call (815) 337-5146.