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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 http://goo.gl/Lxrw7Y 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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