Workshop for Parents of Anxious and Depressed Kids

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A collaboration among Infants and Toddlers Family Support Network, National Alliance for Mental Illness, and Frederick County Public School’s Partners for Success will provide a workshop for parents in Walkersville next month.  Coping Strategies for Anxious and Depressed Kids: What Parents Need to Know will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 10:00 – 1:30 at the FCPS Staff Development Center (44 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville, MD).

Erin Berman, Ph.D. will be the presenter.  Dr. Berman is a clinical psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health.  Topics in her presentation will include:

  • How to identify an anxious and/or depressed child,
  • How to change anxious thinking,
  • How to improve depression symptoms,
  • The science and biological roots of anxiety and depression in children,
  • How computer technology is transforming the understanding of anxiety,
  • Current treatment options for anxiety and depression (medications & cognitive behavioral therapy).

Neither childcare nor lunch will not be provided.  Morning snacks will be sold by the FCPS Success students.

Anyone interested in attending may register online at or by calling 301-600-1617.  Requests for accommodations such as intepretation must be made no less than five days before the program.

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