Everyone feels anxious from time to time, including adolescents. In fact, experiencing some level of anxiety is a normal part of the human experience. However, sometimes anxiety intensifies and can begin to limit full participation in—and enjoyment of—daily life.
This workshop will help parents of children in middle school and high school to:
• Understand what behaviors are typical and atypical during adolescence;
• Become familiar with developmental milestones during the middle and high school years;
• Develop supportive strategies to help teens cope, while also knowing when to seek professional help.
Presenter: Ali M. Mattu, Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders