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University of Iowa Media Advisory

Sept. 10, 2003

WHAT: Open house for the new Adolescent Health and Resource Center of the Adolescent Medicine Program in the University of Iowa Department of Pediatrics

WHEN: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12

WHO: Staff will be on hand to discuss the center's focus on preventing and treating teen substance abuse through health and social services for teenagers and their families.

WHERE: 509 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City

The new center primarily will serve adolescents from Johnson and Iowa counties, but will consider clients from the surrounding area. Free comprehensive assessments (by appointment) will help teens and parents identify areas for concern, including substance abuse, emotional issues, school difficulties and family problems. The initial assessment also identifies each teen's strengths and talents.

For more information, see the UI news release issued Sept. 3, 2003:
http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2003/september/090303adol-health.html.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: PROGRAM: Adolescent Health and Resource Center, 319-384-0847
Media: Becky Soglin, Writer, 319-335-6660