Support group for Parents of Adults with Substance Abuse Issues
PAC Parent Support Group for parents of adults dealing with Substance Use Disorder will meet at Hannah’s House bi-monthly to address topics such as healthy boundaries, honest communication, effects on family relationships, and understanding the science of addiction, sharing and offering support for hope, health and healing. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information email Vee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Hannah’s House 496-9715.
Dr. Paul Foxman – “The Worried Child, Recognizing Anxiety in Kids and Teens and Helping them Cope” on April 12th, 6pm at the Steele Community Room, Waterbury Municipal Center.
Hannah’s House is pleased to welcome back Dr. Paul Foxman, founder and Director of the Center for Anxiety Disorder for a presentation on “The Worried Child, Recognizing Anxiety in Kids and Teens and Helping Them Cope”, on Thursday, April 12, 6-pm at the Steele Community Room, Waterbury Municipal Center.
Dr. Foxman specializes in anxiety disorders in children and adults and presents around the country on this topic. He frequently appears at conferences and on television and radio shows to address anxiety and stress-related issues and is well known among mental health professionals. He is the author of several books on anxiety in children and adults, including The Worried Child, Dancing with Fear, and Anxiety Disorders in Kids and Teens, which will be available that evening.
Save the date for this special opportunity to learn practical tips from an expert in the field on what you can do to best help children cope with fear and anxiety.
This free event is open to everyone and made possible through a grant from The National Life Foundation and The Mad River Valley Rotary Club.
For more information contact Barbara@hannahshousevt.org or call 496-9715
Beginning THIS THURSDAY: Wellness Recovery Action Plan – a self-management program to help you get support, tips and advice for working toward emotional well-being. Thursdays Jan 18 – Mar 8 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Barre Contact us for registration info!
The Gift of Anxiety and Depression Prevention: Skills We Can (and Should!) Be Teaching Our Children Thursday, Feb 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fayston School Free When children and teens are in the grips of worry and anxiety, adults often feel stuck as well. Parents, educators, and many therapists feel overwhelmed by the frequency and intensity of anxiety in the children they care about. They don’t know what to do and things that feel most loving and intuitive often make the problems worse. Untreated anxiety in children is one of the top predictors of depression in adolescence and young adulthood but research proves that teaching children cognitive and social skills can make a difference in preventing the development of these struggles.
Presentation by Lynn Lyons, licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist from Concord, NH, who has been in private practice for 28 years specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.
Lyons will address strategies that work and ones that don’t, offering her perspective on managing and preventing anxiety from taking over children and their families. Such as:
- What adults can do to both prevent anxiety from becoming so powerful and help children manage it when it does show up?
- What is the connection between anxiety and depression?
- Why are breathing, relaxation, and distraction strategies sometimes ineffective?
- What do we do when an anxious child is falling apart?
- How can parents, schools, and outside providers work together more effectively?
Parents, educators and all those who care about the growing number of children and teens dealing with anxiety are welcome to this free event sponsored by the Fayston PTO and Early Ed. Group, Spring Hill School, Waitsfield Children’s Center and Hannah’s House. For more information call the Fayston School at 496-3636 or email Barbara@hannahshousevt.org