Helping Your Anxious Child or Teen

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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 6-12, 2012
Join us on THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 at 7:00pm, HCC Crittenden Middle School, 10 MacDonald Avenue, Armonk, NY 10504, for:  Helping Your Anxious Child or Teen: Confidence, Coping, and Commitment…The 3 C’s to Success.  It’s stressful being a kid these days! Recent studies suggest that anxiety and stress rank among the top problems affecting school-aged youth.  Anxious teen and children are prone to higher rates of depression, behavior problems, ADHD, substance abuse, and suicide. Dr. Weissman will discuss how these problems manifest and will present helpful strategies and parenting practices that can reduce anxiety and build confidence, coping and commitment in children and teens.  This event is being presented by CHILD.  Keynote Speaker: Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D Director of Child, Family, & Adult Services of Westchester (CFA-W).  For information or to RSVP please contact: child@bhptsa.orgAbout Speak Up for Kids: The Child Mind Institute’s Speak Up for Kids is an annual public education campaign during National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12, 2012). Visit childmind.org/SpeakUpforKids.  C.H.I.L.D. is a parent based committee of the Byram Hills PTSA. C.H.I,L.D. is a network of resources, information and support for educators and families with children who have learning, emotional and or mental wellness differences, from pre-school through high school. Please visit our website at www.bhptsa.org/ptsa_child.htm or contact us at child@bhptsa.org.