Nov 5th / On Weds 12th November, a presentation on anxiety in children will be taking place at Roundwood Park School in Harpenden from  7.30 to 9.30 pm.  It is aimed at parents of 3-12 year olds.

Anxiety is a normal part of growing up but some children experience ongoing difficulties with anxiety that not only affect their day-to-day lives, but can have a long term negative impact on their social and emotional development. Anxiety is not always easy to identify and it can be expressed in many different ways. Research has shown that children susceptible to anxiety often have a tendency to think and behave in ways that maintain their difficulties. Psychological treatments focus on altering these unhelpful patterns and have been proven to be effective. Many of the strategies used by clinicians and therapists can be adapted and incorporated into daily family life, with parents taking a lead to help their child overcome their difficulties. In this talk, we will provide information to help parents distinguish between developmentally appropriate anxiety and levels which may benefit from more targeted intervention. We will also share early risk factors which may contribute to later development of anxiety and provide an overview of practical strategies which parents can employ at home to support their children.

What parents can expect to gain from coming to this presentation:

* An overview of recent research relating to the development and treatment of childhood anxiety.

* Insight into the various ways that anxiety might manifest in children.

* Practical tips for how best to respond to an anxious child and help them overcome their difficulties.

* An awareness of the resources available to support parents of anxious children.

This presentation has been organised by Keystone Workshops, and there is a £10 charge.  Booking is essential, and can be done by visiting this website.