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Concord Carlisle High School

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500 Walden Street

Concord, MA 01742

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“Overcoming Stress and Anxiety in our Youth: Strategies to Support Children’s Learning and Ways to Cope”, presented by Dr. Donna Pincus from the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

This presentation will offer:

  • an overview of how anxiety and stress present in children and adolescents;
  • an understanding of what is normal and what is cause for concern;
  • strategies for identifying anxiety at home and in schools;
  • evidence-based strategies that can reduce anxiety, support children’s learning and support their overall healthy functioning.

Our community’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (conducted every 2 years in conjunction with Emerson Hospital) indicates that anxiety and stress are prevalent problems affecting many of our children and adolescents. Left untreated, anxiety disorders tend to persist, they can worsen, and can lead to other forms of psychopathology or unhealthy coping strategies. Through the research shared by Dr. Pincus, participants will learn how to better identify anxiety and stress in order to have less adverse mental health outcomes, and will learn effective responses including coping strategies that enhance emotional and mental wellness and offer academic support.

About Our Presenter: Dr. Donna Pincus, is an Associate Professor at Boston University and is Director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Her primary research interests include the assessment and treatment of children’s fears and anxieties, and developing new treatments for children with anxiety disorders. In addition, other areas of research interest include children’s coping with everyday stress, risk and resilience factors affecting the development of child psychopathology, and psychological factors affecting children with medical conditions. Among her many books on the topic of fear and anxiety are: Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping Your Child Overcome Fear, Stress, and Anxiety and Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile: A Story for Children Who Have Lost a Parent with J.B. Kaplow.

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