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Understanding ME! A workshop for girls and their mothers/guardians - 2019

Date & Time Location Registration
6/29/2019 - 8:15 AM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Education and Research Center - Kelley Conference Room

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"You just don't understand!"

Between mood swings, insecurities and a fierce need for privacy and independence, communication between mothers and tween-aged daughters can often be strained. Don't let the words "you just don't understand" become a familiar saying in your home. Join us for this special mother/daughter workshop focusing on young women and the challenges and excitement of entering womanhood.
This FREE workshop is designed for mothers (or guardians) and their daughters 10-12 years of age.


8:15 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. 


8:35 a.m.

Growing Up Girl: Understanding the physical changes of puberty
Dr. Amy Shriver, Pediatrician
Blank Children's Pediatric Clinic

9:30 a.m.


9:40 a.m. 

Mission Possible: Mother/Daughter Relationships
Building a strong relationship to cope with middle school peer pressure, friendships and relational bullying.
Lana Herteen, MA, LMHC
Blank Children's Hospital

10:20 a.m. 


10:30 a.m.

Staying Safe Online
Knowing and understanding the risks of being active online.
Nicole (Jobst) Smith, MCL 
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications - Drake University 

11:10 a.m. 

Break Out Sessions for Moms/Guardians and Daughters 



Giving Back to Our Community

UnityPoint Heath - Des Moines is pleased to offer this community workshop for free. We are also proud to support many wonderful organizations throughout the metro and state, including Hawthorn Hill - New Directions Shelter.  We will be collecting donated items during this workshop and encourage each participant to give.  Items needed include feminine hygiene products, deodorants, lotions, detergent, diapers and bus tokens.  We thank you in advance for your generosity.