A free workshop for parents and teachers is being offered by the Kearsarge Elementary School – Bradford on managing anxiety and depression in children. The speaker will be Lynn Lyons, LICSW, co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents.
The workshop will take place on Thursday, February 15 from 7 to 8: 30 PM at the Kearsarge Regional High School Auditorium in N. Sutton.
A flyer for the workshop states: “Untreated anxiety in a child is one of hte top predictors of depression in oung adults. For those that work with anxious families, this comea s no surprise. In this presentation, Lynn focuses on how to interrupt the most common axiety and depresion enhancing patterns–including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and three cognitive habits–and adopt instead a process-based “umbrella apporoach” that changes both the child and adults' engrained patterns of thinking and behaving.”
Lyons is a Concord, NH psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of anxious childrena nd their parents. She is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Couragious and Independant Children and the companion book Playing with Anxiety: Casey's Guide for Teens and Kids. She presents internationally to mental health and meical providers, educators, school nurses, and parents. She is regulary featured on television and public radio, including Katie Couric and Morning Edition.
For more information contact the KRES Bradford at (603) 938-5959.