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Understanding & Managing Childhood Anxiety Workshop

Family Counselling Centres is excited to announce that they will be offering a workshop for parents, teachers, school counsellors, and mental health professionals:

 At this workshop caregivers and professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it.  Research and theory in the field of mental health and interpersonal neurobiology will be explored and attendees will be given resources and direct tools to help their child, or the children they work with, overcome this emotional obstacle. This presentation is appropriate for parents, caregivers, teachers, and mental health professionals. Refreshments will be provided at the event but participants will need to take care of their lunch (a break will be provided between 12:00-1:00pm).

A certificate of completion will be granted to participants at the end of the day.


  • Identify neurobiological and physiological mechanisms that underlie 
  • Describe ways in which parenting styles can contribute to anxiety in
  • Implement a variety of emotion regulation strategies
  • Recognize environmental and societal factors that contribute towards
    the increase in anxiety amongst children
  • Understand pharmacological and naturopathic treatment options
  • Differentiate between anxiety disorders (DSM-V) and mild anxiety

This workshop is very appropriate for parents so we have also attached a poster for the event. We are asking you could perhaps forward this email to your staff or even just your school counsellors in order to get the word out about this event to reach those parents who need assistance.

Understanding and Managing Childhood Anxiety

Date: Sat, 13 May 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MST

Location: Red Deer College

Tickets can be purchased here:


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