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The Secret Lives of Teens & Tweens

Learn what teens and tweens are really thinking and how to support them.

Parents and educators were invited to attend this dynamic presentation by mental health counselor Jon Mattleman that explores what's happening inside the minds of teens and tweens. This event is open to the public.

Image of the average teenage brain showing the different sections of the brain

Program Details

6:30 PM, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rogers Memorial Theater, Central Catholic High School

Program Contact: Mr. Thomas Sipsey, Assistant Principal, Dean of Students,

About the Presenter: Jon Mattleman

Jon Mattleman is a mental health counselor and trainer with 30 years of experience working with youth, parents, and families. In 1993 he established a consulting firm focused on overcoming personal barriers and building healthy relationships. Jon has presented in communities statewide and his dynamic presentations give participants constructive tools for communicating, problem solving, and working with teens. 
Headshot of presenter Jon Mattleman

About Central Catholic High School

A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition
Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit, call 978-682-0260, or email

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.

Do you wonder...

  • What teens/tweens are really thinking?  
  • Why they don't share their fears (or anything) with us? 
  • How we can better support them?
  • How we can become better parents and teachers?

Participants will leave with...

  • New ways of understanding and engaging with teens/tweens;
  • Strategies you can implement immediately;
  • Innovative techniques for engaging teens;
  • More confidence, courage, and patience.

How to Get to Central Catholic

Central Catholic is accessible from Route 93, Route 495, and Route 213.

Directions to Central Catholic


Parking is available in the parking lot in front of the Memorial Gymnasium.

Enter through the Main Entrance between the Memorial Gymnasium Building and the Hampshire Street Building, using the stairway adjacent to the Courtyard, to the left of the Memorial Gymnasium Building and to the right of the flag poles.