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Lincoln-Way West to Host Anxiety and School Refusal Presentation
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Anxiety and school refusal is at an all-time high, and arming kids with healthy coping strategies is more important than ever.

Lincoln-Way West High School invites parents to a two part event to address anxiety in children.

View the movie “Angst” February 19, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. “Angst” is a 56-minute film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The film features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they've learned about it. It also includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources, and tools.

Don’t miss dynamic speaker, Jacqueline Rhew, CADC, LCPC February 19, 2019 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Jacqueline specializes in working with children, adolescents and parents, on topics including school refusal, anxiety, stress management, substance abuse, and other mental health related disorders. Jacqueline will provide essential tools for parents to build resiliency in children at any age, helping their children navigate stressful situations, learn to tolerate anxiety, and build skills to increase self-advocacy and problem solving abilities, thus leading to greater self-confidence and self-reliance. It is never too late to learn these strategies. Jacqueline recently co-authored Successful Parenting- Create Your Custom Plan for Raising Independent Children into Adulthood with Dr. Robin Choquette.

This presentation will review specific interventions designed to assist children in managing their anxiety, as well as promote increased motivation, healthy goal setting and active school engagement. Attendees leaving the presentation will have learned how to develop parenting strategies to assist their children with healthy coping responses and engage them in effective communication and language that promotes self-advocacy and independence.