Anxiety: What Works?
Interventions to Address Anxiety in Adolescents
November 5, 2014 7:00pm
Scituate High School Library
An impressive number of students experience some form and/or degree of anxiety during their school years. In sharp contrast to "Externalizing Disorders" (such as aggression, conduct problems, hyperactivity, and/or antisocial behavior), anxiety in an " Internalizing Disorder." Simply stated, it cannot always be seen or easily identified. Moreover, in a typical classroom setting, it is much easier to overlook, under-identify or treat students with anxiety ineffectively. Adolescents who experience anxiety often suffer alone. They may face challenges quietly and fail to seek help from either parents or teachers. As a result, both well-being and classroom performance are adversely impacted.
Importantly, anxiety is developmentally mediated and can be successfully treated. To that end, Dr. Joan Struzziero, Licensed Educational Psychologist and Linda Nathan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will present a workshop for parents entitled"What works? Interventions to Address Anxiety in Adolescents" on November 5th 7pm-8:30pm at the Scituate High School Library. This workshop is sponsored by the Scituate Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC).
Research-based interventions for parents and teachers will be identified and explored. The goal is to increase participants' awareness of anxiety in adolescents and to link assessment with intervention. Importantly, treatment is very effective. When parents and teachers work collaboratively to address and treat anxiety, efforts can be extraordinarily successful!
When: November 5th 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Scituate High School Library