A Student Services/ISC collaboration brings you another event in the 2019-2020 Health Series:
"Help! Why is my Child Stressed Out?
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
at Welsh Valley Middle School
325 Tower Lane, Narberth
For parents/guardians students all grades
Kids may experience many kinds of stress. In addition to academic based stressors, children deal with high-level involvement in extracurricular activities; social pressures in the real and on-line worlds; and focus on future plans (e.g., college admissions, career decisions) from a very early age. Interestingly, conflicts often arise between different sources in kids' lives. For example, while parents might be encouraging their children to take it easy, kids might be hearing conflicting messages at school and from peers. In this talk, we will discuss how to differentiate "normal" stress from stress/anxiety that has reached a clinical level. We will also teach parents simple and useful techniques from the field of cognitive behavioral therapy that they can use to help their children (and themselves) manage stress in their busy day-to-day lives. On a larger level, we will also discuss how kids and families can live a meaningful live, in line with their unique values, interests, and passions.
Dr. Ledley received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University. She then spent several years on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Since 2006, Dr. Ledley has been in private practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia where she primarily works with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders. Dr. Ledley's research has focused on the nature and treatment of anxiety. She has published over 60 scientific papers and book chapters, as well as seven books including the "Worry Workbook for Kids".
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