When Your Child Worries: Anxiety in Children and How Adults Can Help
Anxiety is a natural human emotion caused by doubt and uncertainty. However, many adults are at a loss when they try to help a child in distress. With best of intentions, adults can sometimes reinforce fears and avoidance, or enable instead of appropriately accommodate. In this workshop, Dr. Rachel Busman, a psychologist at Child Mind Institute, will discuss how to recognize anxiety in children and highlight specific anxiety disorders and their unique presentations at home and in the classroom. She will identify practical solutions to help children face fears and worries, rather than avoid them. Using current event topics, Dr. Busman will also identify ways to ensure that parents and teachers aren’t inadvertently communicating anxiety to children.
Workshop Code: ANXDIS-P171