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Parent Information Series Presentation "Helping Your Child be Effective with Anxiety"

Helping Your Child be Effective with Anxiety

Visit to see the 2020-2021 Parent Information Series’ presentation of Helping Your Child be Effective with Anxiety.  The presentation was pre-recorded for your convenience so as soon as you click the link you will be able to view the presentation.

The rate of anxiety in children is a mental health crisis with 1 in 3 children suffering from an anxiety disorder.  Nearly 80% of these children and teens suffer without help. Students with anxiety often have academic and social challenges, in addition to being at risk for low self-esteem and substance abuse. 

The webinar Helping Your Child be Effective with Anxiety created by founders Kimberly Morrow, LCSW and Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C, focuses on walking towards fear, talking back to worry, and sitting in discomfort as the keys to changing students' relationship with fear.  It demonstrates the role of anxiety in families and how to partner with schools to help children live well with anxiety.  The webinar teaches skills to shift out of avoidance and accommodations and into doing what the child values even when they feel anxious.

In addition to the Helping Your Child be Effective with Anxiety presentation the team at has provided the Orchard Park Central School District with additional resources for parents, students and staff.  They are available at

The 2020-2021 Parent Information Series will continue with a virtual presentation from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on October 8th Anti-Racist Tools for Parents and Caregivers presented by Dr. Diantha Watts, SUNY Brockport.

If you missed Supporting Your Children in a COVID World

Click to view the virtual presentation Supporting Your Children in a COVID World originally held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 3rd.