About: We’ll be welcoming Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D. to join us for an evening focused on anxiety in children and supporting children who experience anxiety.

Dr. Aureen Pinto Wagner, anxiety expert and international speaker, is a clinical child psychologist and Director of The Anxiety Wellness Center in Cary. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. She is an award-winning author of Worried No More, Up and Down the Worry Hill and What to Do When Your Child has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. These are available for purchase. More information at www.anxietywellness.com

What: A guided, LIVE virtual presentation – will not be recorded.

Anxiety is the most common emotional problem in children and teens, and can sidetrack them from learning, making friends and having fun.

  • Does your child worry too much? Seem intense and reactive?
  • Insist on doing things perfectly or get upset about making mistakes?
  • Get nervous around people or show reluctance to try new things?
  • Have meltdowns over little things?

Dr. Wagner will discuss:

  • The differences between normal and problematic anxiety
  • Worry, shyness, separation anxiety, test anxiety, perfectionism, rituals & others
  • Red flags and warning signs at home and school
  • How anxiety manifests at home and in school
  • Practical, ready-to-use tools for anxiety at home and school
  • How parents and school staff can work together to help
  • What not to do: strategies that don’t help

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Why: Expand your understanding of anxiety in children and explore ways to support children experiencing anxiety.

Zoom info: Link may be found on FCM’s All School Calendar

Questions? Email Alyssa Royster.

RSVP required!