When children and their parents are in the grips of anxiety and worry, it feels overwhelming and mysterious. Anxiety is a very persistent master; when it moves into families, it takes over daily routines, schoolwork, bedtime and recreation. To make matters worse, the things that we do intuitively as adults to help and console our anxious children actually make the anxiety stronger. This workshop will discuss concrete strategies parents and caregivers can use with children and teens for families to handle current anxiety and also to prevent the development of anxiety and depression later in life.
Please join us for a FREE workshop for parents and caregivers by renowned speaker, Lynn Lyons, LICSW on Anxious Kids Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle.
When? Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where? Hieber Auditorium – Goffstown High School, 27 Wallace Road, Goffstown
Registration is not required. If you have questions, contact Dian McCarthy at 497-3499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents are welcome to bring their anxious children 13 years and older if they wish.
This workshop is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Well Sense Health Plan, SAU 19, Goffstown School District, New Boston School District, Maple Avenue PFT and Mountain View Partnership.
What past attendees say:
Lynn Lyons, LICSW, a Concord, NH psychotherapist specializes in the treatment of anxious children and their parents. She is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children and the companion book Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. She presents internationally to mental health and medical providers, educators, school nurses, and parents. She is regularly featured on television and public radio, including Katie Couric and Morning Edition. Books and DVD will be available for purchase.