Is it Stress or a Pediatric Anxiety Disorder?
Join Dr. Fedigan and Dr. Leger in this webinar where they explore the important differences between stress and anxiety facing our youth, and what caregivers can do to support children during COVID-19 and beyond.
Presenters: Dr. Shea Fedigan, Ph.D. and Dr. Sabrina Ali Leger, M.D.
Moderator: Elizabeth Reichert, Ph.D.
Parenting Consultation Classes
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions
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This class uses Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), a research supported parenting program to support parents and caregivers of children who suffer from anxiety and worry. The six-session series incorporates teaching, parent activities, and practice to help parents identify tools they themselves can use to challenge child anxiety. The class does not provide clinical care; rather, it will provide parents with evidence-based information on:
- Behavioral Principles for understanding child anxiety and the mechanisms that perpetuate the cycle of anxiety.
- The ways in which anxiety “hooks” parents into the cycle of anxiety through parental accommodation.
- Strategies and tools caregivers can implement to more effectively help push back on the cycle of anxiety, such as “exposure” and reducing accommodation.
**Best suited for ages 7-13 years old**
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)
Recommended for ages 9 to 13
SPACE teaches parents of children with anxiety conditions supportive ways to respond to the anxiety, communicate confidence in their child’s ability to manage their feelings, and build independence. Parents learn problem-solving strategies to respond to anxious feelings and behaviors. Children learn how to manage their anxiety. Research indicates that SPACE may reduce children’s anxiety symptoms as much as a standard individual child therapy treatment.
To Make an Appointment: Call Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at (650) 723-5511
Mindfulness practices can reduce stress and cultivate wellness for parents and children. The Stanford Mindfulness Program offers classes for parents and teens as well as recorded guided mindfulness meditations through the SPC website and YouTube channel.