Laura M. Frey, Ph.D.
Laura M. Frey, Ph.D.

Parents will learn strategies for having open communication with their children and how doing so fosters healthy relationships at the next “Building Hope” lecture on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Laura M. Frey, PhD, a licensed marriage and family therapist and assistant professor at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work, will present “Getting More Than ‘Good:’ Strategies to Encourage Meaningful Discussion with Kids.” The event is part of the “Building Hope” public lecture series sponsored by the UofL Depression Center and will be held at 7 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd.

“Many people wonder at what age it’s appropriate to discuss sensitive topics with their children,” Frey said. “Keeping the lines of communication open are important for ensuring kids get accurate information and that they’ll reach out to us when issues arise.”

The University of Louisville Depression Center is Kentuckiana’s leading resource for depression and bipolar disorder treatment, research and education. It is a charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, a consortium of leading depression centers that develops and fosters connections among members to advance scientific discovery and provide stigma-free, evidence-based care to patients with depressive and bipolar illnesses.

For more information, contact the Depression Center at 502-588-4886.