At this workshop caregivers and professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it. Research and theory in the field of mental health and interpersonal neurobiology will be explored and attendees will be given resources and direct tools to help their child, or the children they work with, overcome this emotional obstacle. This presentation is appropriate for parents, caregivers, teachers, and mental health professionals. Refreshments will be provided at the event but participants will need to take care of their lunch (a break will be provided between 12:00-1:00pm).
A certificate of completion will be granted to participants at the end of the day.
- Identify neurobiological and physiological mechanisms that underlie anxiety
- Describe ways in which parenting styles can contribute to anxiety in children
- Implement a variety of emotion regulation strategies
- Recognize environmental and societal factors that contribute towards the increase in anxiety amongst children
- Understand pharmacological and naturopathic treatment options
- Differentiate between anxiety disorders (DSM-V) and mild anxiety