SPEAKER SERIES - Understanding Anxiety in Children

Understanding Anxiety in Children Anxiety

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child/youth who is shy? Does your child/youth complain of physical symptoms when there is no other underlying illness? Is your child/youth clingy, stubborn, whining and crying, or acting out aggressively or with anger? Does your child/youth exhibit excessively perfectionistic tendencies or behaviors?

An anxiety disorder in children or youth can easily go unrecognized or unnoticed. This is especially true when they may not have the vocabulary or communication skill to voice their anxiety. If this is your experience the upcoming presentation on Anxiety in Children may assist you.

Join us at The Parent Place for our Speaker Series on February 27th at 6:00 pm, where Amanda Swoboda from CMHA will talk to us about understanding anxiety in children.  This presentation will cover an understanding of how anxiety is experienced by young people and how families can help to manage and support anxious children and youth with strategies, skills and resources.

About the presenter:

Amanda Swoboda has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years in residential settings, programming services, systemic advocacy, community development, and has the ability to speak to lived level experience. Amanda’s passion is public education. Amanda has a Bachelor of Social Work degree and has worked at the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna Branch for the past seven years.