March Parent Ed: Understanding Anxiety in Children

At Risk, Stressed Out, or Just Fine: Understanding Anxiety in Children of All Ages
Wednesday March 13th
6:30 p.m. 
Room 201


Nationally recognized author Lynne Reeves Griffin RN, MEd challenges our current models of supporting children and their families by widening our perspective on how anxiety serves children and what we can do to teach them to manage it.

The talk will focus on:
  • Understanding fight, flight, freeze (or hyperarousal) 
  • Teaching skills for coping
  • When emotions are under control and children are available for optimal learning 
  • Parenting strategies for recognizing anxiety
  • Understanding how to give children age-appropriate control
  • Recognizing how one’s own reactions may make situations better or worse