Worrying? Anxiety in Children

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The Zoom link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

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 webinar, parents and caregivers will learn more about the topic of anxiety in children. 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 opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experience.

Facilitator: Rebecca Higgins has a background in social work, specializing in mental health education since 2011. Prior to starting her own business in 2018, Rebecca worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She has designed and facilitated workshops and webinars for a wide range of groups including early childhood educators, caregivers, faculty, and parents. She has been working with the Family Care Office providing workshops and webinars since 2018.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and their partners are welcome. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.