Childhood Anxiety: Understanding & Helping Children Heal

Event at Univeristy of Alberta Lister Conference Centre

All Ages

Tagged in: Kids, Weekend

At this workshop parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it. Research and theory in the field of mental health and interpersonal neurobiology will be explored and attendees will be given resources and direct tools to help their child, or the children they work with, overcome this emotional obstacle. This presentation is appropriate for parents, caregivers, teachers, and mental health professionals.

Identify neurobiological and physiological mechanisms that underlie anxiety
Describe ways in which parenting styles can contribute to anxiety in children
Implement a variety of emotion regulation strategies
Recognize environmental and societal factors that contribute towards the increase in anxiety amongst children
Understand pharmacological and naturopathic treatment options
Differentiate between anxiety disorders (DSM-V) and mild anxiety

Refreshments will be provided at the event but participants will need to take care of their lunch (a break will be provided between 12:00-1:00pm).
A certificate of completion will be granted to participants at the end of the day.

***Seperate receipts for "psychological services" can be provided for reimbursment under extended health benefits after attendance can be verified**

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