Dr. Julia A. Trebing, Ph.D. will continue the conversation on how parents can rethink parenting challenges and provide positive strategies to reduce stress at home at an upcoming seminar.

Trebing will present techniques to tackle many issues as well as provide guidance on how to enhance confidence and emotional IQ in children. The focus of Trebing's presentation will be geared toward elementary school parents but she will provide strategies that can help a wide range of ages. The program will take place Thursday, April 7, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Darien.

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Trebing, of Creative Therapies in Stamford, is a doctor of psychology with post-doctoral study in neurology. She is a board certified expert of diplomate status for the American Academy of Traumatic Stress and a certified professor and supervisor for the International Examiners of Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy. For more than 25 years, Trebing has offered psychological care for children and their families, social skills groups and parenting programs. She has lectured nationwide on topics including true discipline and the ages and stages of child development. Today she is well known and acclaimed for her unique and successful, short term, solution oriented therapy with children, which involves the parents and requires weekly home assignments.

The program, provided free of charge, is sponsored by the YWCA Parent Awareness Network and the First Congregational Church of Darien. 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. Email parentawareness@ywcadariennorwalk.org, visit www.ywcadariennorwalk.org or call 655-2535.