Fall Program & Social

“The Mental and Emotional Health of Gifted Children”

With Special Guest Dr. Teresa Argo Boatman

Thursday, October 6, 2016

6:30 - 8:30 PM
John Marshall Rocket Room

Rochester GATEway invites you to join us and other parents of gifted children to learn more about the mental and emotional health of gifted children. Giftedness can complicate recognizing and diagnosing mental health problems. And yet, gifted children may be more likely to suffer from some of these disorders. If you have concerns, you are not alone! We’ll learn about commonly seen mental health issues in gifted individuals such as anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and OCD. We’ll discuss how parents can cope at home, when to get professional help, and how to work with your child’s school and teachers.

Our guest speaker, Teresa Argo Boatman is a psychologist working in Plymouth MN. She specializes in working with gifted children and their families and completes assessments as well as provides therapy through a gifted lens. Dr. Boatman is also the past president of MCGT and works to advance the understanding of the needs of gifted children in Minnesota and nationally.

This is a free event and you do not need to be a member of GATEway to attend. However, for our planning purposes, please register for the event through the link below. Child care for school age children will be provided for – but only for – families who register and request child care by October 3rd. To allow parents to focus on the speaker, we would appreciate it if you would make other child care arrangements for younger children.

The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. in the John Marshall HS Rocket Center. We invite your family to join us for a dessert potluck and social time. You may bring a dessert or healthy snack to share. Drinks, plates, silverware, and napkins will be provided by GATEway. At 7:00 p.m., school age children will stay in the Rocket Center for supervised games and activities while the adults move to the Media Center for the hour-long presentation. Dr. Boatman will be available until 8:30 for an optional question and discussion time for those who are able to stay a little longer.

John Marshall is located at 1510 14th Street NW. The main door is the one by the flagpole. The Rocket Center is straight ahead once inside the main doors.

Contact pres@rochestergateway.com with any questions.

RSVP Form Here