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Embracing Identity: Fostering Positive Emotional Growth in Teens and Young Adults

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

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About This Webinar

Adolescence is a time when meaningful relationships are at the nexus of social life, education, and mental health. This interactive presentation will focus on how our personal and professional relationships with the youth in our care can foster and support educational and social-emotional development.

Learning Objectives:
In this webinar we will:
1. Define adolescent mental health and its intersection with education
2. Identify strategies to support positive emotional growth and identity exploration
3. Develop ideas for supporting adolescents and their parents/caregivers


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Michael Rovaris, LCSW

Michael Rovaris, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical School, brings over 25 years of diverse experience to his role. His extensive background includes serving as a Military Family Life Consultant (MFLC), social worker, therapist, program director, and SAMHSA site monitor. Raised in an Air Force family, his commitment to supporting military families is deeply ingrained.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education
  • Certified Family Life Educators: This webinar has been approved for 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits from the National Council on Family Relations through 5/14/2029.
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This webinar has been approved for 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) through 5/14/2026.
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:  This webinar has been approved for 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK though 5/14/2026.
  • Certificate of attendance

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May 14
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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Complete the registration form with your name, email address, and how you learned about this webinar. You should receive a confirmation email shortly after with the connection information. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or need technical support.

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Webinar ID
Webinar ID: 8412 7366 071
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