Tue, Oct 25|
Eagle Valley Middle School
Eat Chat Parent: Your Voice Matters
Child and adolescent sexual development, a natural and healthy process, can prompt questions about consent and the importance of healthy relationships. Local experts will share tools for families to discuss positive youth-adult and peer-peer relationships plus how to cultivate a culture of consent.
Time & Location
Oct 25, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Eagle Valley Middle School, 747 E 3rd St, Eagle, CO 81631, USA
About the Event
Child and adolescent sexual development is natural and healthy and can lead to questions and concerns around consent and developing healthy relationships. Data from the 2021 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) found that 20% of respondents who “dated or went out with someone during the past 12 months, had been controlled or emotionally hurt by someone they were dating or going out with." Mountain Youth, together with Bright Future Foundation and Eagle Valley Behavioral Health will host an Eat Chat Parent event to support conversations around consent and building healthy adolescent relationships. The event will showcase two local experts who will provide tools and resources to parents and their youth on how to talk about consent, the importance of developing positive youth-adult and peer-peer relationships, and how we can work together to create a “consent culture." This is a free event with dinner and childcare provided. There will also be live Spanish interpretation provided.
Stacie Freudenberg, PhD., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Stacie Freudenberg is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and formerly the doctoral clinical psychology intern at Bright Future Foundation (2016-2017). After working several years on the front range at community mental health and domestic violence agencies, Dr. Freudenberg rejoined the Bright Future team in 2019. Dr. Freudenberg is the Site Director for the APA accredited Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium (CO-PIC) and oversees the clinical therapy program for Bright Future Foundation. Dr. Freudenberg has extensive experience in trauma informed care, crisis stabilization, psychological evaluations, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Dr. Freudenberg is also the author of Recover and Rebuild: Moving on From Partner Abuse, a self-guided workbook for survivors of relationship abuse.
Aubrey Austin, PhD., Licensed Psycologist
Owner, Vail Psychologist, pllc
Dr. Aubrey Austin is a licensed psychologist, speaker, and consultant with over 15 years of clinical experience treating traumatic stress experienced by abuse survivors, first responders, and helping professionals. Dr. Austin earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in marriage and family issues. Prior to moving to the Vail Valley, Dr. Austin co-founded and directed a nonprofit mental health clinic for trauma survivors in the Denver metro area for over 10 years. She has served as an expert witness on domestic violence for Colorado courts, participated on sexual assault task forces, and has been a guest speaker and trainer for law enforcement, human services, CASA, and other victim services agencies. Dr. Austin now leads a private practice in Eagle County providing psychotherapy services, consulting, and trainings on trauma-informed care.