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Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
For: Professionals
Provided by: Jack Hirose & Associates

Date and Time

Fri Nov 1, 2013 (This event is over)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


1199 Joseph Cyr Street, Ottawa, ON

Event Description

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorder found in Canadian children, with an estimated prevalence rate of 6.4 percent (Stats Canada 2009).
Anxiety impairs daily functioning and hinders the overall development of children and youth. From excessive shyness and reassurance seeking, to panic attacks, school phobia, test anxiety, obsessive or compulsive behavior, anxiety can manifest itself in a myriad of ways. These symptoms impact children at home and school, while putting palpable strain the adults trying to help. The research is clear: much of what parents and other adults do to decrease the anxiety actually strengthens it by unintentionally reinforcing avoidance and rigidity. Professionals who interact with children and youth including teachers, counselors, school nurses, child care providers and youth workers benefit from strategies that guide children and parents out of common but powerful patterns of anxiety, allowing children and adolescents to push through anxiety, worry, fears and phobias so that they can move forward, learn and enjoy life.

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