Wrestling Worries: Supporting Children Living with Anxiety
By Dr. Deborah Bell, Registered Psychologist
Anxiety is the most common mental health diagnosis in children, with 20% of children in BC ending up diagnosed with some kind of anxiety disorder. Typically we can recognize early signs of anxiety in children that go above and beyond shyness or temperament. However, sometimes these worries can wriggle in when you least expect it or they can suddenly grow bigger in a different way than before. Parents often feel at a loss as to how to best support their child so that they are not giving in to the Worries, but not forcing their child to do something they are not ready for. This workshop teaches parents and/or caregivers about anxiety: the symptoms, where it comes from and how to support children showing the early signs of anxiety through an attachment based approach.
Dr. Deborah Bell is a registered psychologist who has specialized in empowering children and parents for over 15 years. Deborah has extensive training in play therapy and attachment-based therapy approaches, and she works extensively with children living with Anxiety. Deborah enjoys sharing her love of clinical work and the spirit of children through teaching and providing workshops. She is an experienced presenter and presents to parents and professionals internationally.
Ladner Childhood Anxiety Seminar
Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Ticket Price: $15 per ticket or 2 tickets for $25 when entering coupon code save5 in shopping cart
Location: Boundary Bay Montessori School (3800 72 St. in Ladner, next to OWL)