Worrying? Anxiety In Children

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313

Everyone, including children, experiences anxiety from time to time. Anxiety becomes a problem when it interrupts our lives and stops us from doing things we want or need to do.

In this interactive workshop, parents and caregivers will learn more about the topic of anxiety in childen. We will explore how anxiety feels, physically and emotionally. Parents and caregivers will learn how anxiety can impact thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  As well, they will learn how to recognize anxiety and how to support kids who may be experiencing it. We will discuss signs, strategies and options to gain additional support and share supplementary resources. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experience.

Facilitator: Rebecca Higgins is a Mental Health Educator with a Master’s degree in Social Work and a BA in English. Since 2015, she has facilitated over 450 workshops on behalf of CMHA Toronto. As well, she has produced and delivered curricula, trainings and resources for the CMHA Ottawa Branch and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In addition, she has served as a panelist and presenter at several conferences, delivered keynote speeches on mental health, and provided consultation support to various community mental health initiatives.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their families are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.