Formerly known as the partnership for Children, Youth, and Families Foundation
Do you have or know a child who is missing school due to anxiety?
There is help! AFFY and the Office of Student Services for Arlington Public Schools sponsored a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Dalton to provide parents with guidance on this important issue. Dr. Dalton is the founder and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change.
In his presentation, Parenting in an Age of Anxiety, Dr. Dalton focuses on practical, yet sometimes counter-intuitive evidence-based skills and techniques to help their children and teens experience less anxiety and develop greater tolerance for emotional distress. Specific topics include why anxiety and avoidance are teammates, how to teach specific coping skills to your children, which types of positive reinforcement should be used to decrease anxiety, and when active ignoring of anxious behavior is the best method to decrease the child’s experience of anxiety.
Click here to listen to Dr. Dalton's presentation. It is full of useful suggestions and insights into what our teens and adolescents are thinking and feeling today.