Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., clinical psychologist at Silver Hill Hospital and author of "Teenage as a Second Language - A Parent's Guide to Becoming Bilingual," will speak at the Darien High School Auditorium Tuesday April 26, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

She will help attendees interpret teens' verbal and nonverbal behavior. Her strategies will help parents communicate with teens and make them want to talk to parents.

With her groundbreaking approach, she'll offer advice to maintain good communication, healthy interaction and a strong connection to teens, no matter how rocky the road becomes.

Greenberg has a doctorate in clinical psychology from SUNY Stony Brook, and is currently in full-time private practice in Fairfield County. She is also the adolescent consultant for Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan. Greenberg directed an adolescent inpatient unit at a psychiatric hospital for 21 years.

The program, provided free of charge, is sponsored by the YWCA Parent Awareness Network, Thriving Youth Task Force and Silver Hill Hospital. Parent Awareness is a YWCA program that promotes the healthy, positive development of Darien youth and families.

Parent awareness is also a member of Thriving Youth: Connected Community: TYCC is a catalyst for developmental asset building through meaningful relationship experiences, skills and opportunities that benefit all our children.

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Questions may be addressed to parentawareness@ywcadariennorwalk.org.

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving women the support and tools they need to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and raise healthy families.

Its national mission, eliminating racism and empowering women, translates locally into a vision to create opportunities for growth, leadership and empowerment for all women and families.

For more information, visit www.ywcadariennorwalk.org or call 203-655-2535.