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Free Webinar

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

Parenting an Anxious Child

Wednesdays, June 1st-June 22nd from 9:30am-11:00am PST

In this series, caregivers will gain further information related to managing childhood anxiety, including

  1. Anxiety and the principles of behavior 
  2. Strategies to manage anxiety’s impact more effectively for children and their families 
  3. The role of accommodation and the benefits of “exposure,” to reduce anxiety

In conjunction with our Positive Parenting Webinar Series, these small groups provide additional education and scientifically based tools to support your child or adolescent. Please note, these groups are not offering clinical treatment but instead, will provide further information pertaining to core parenting principles that are helpful for managing common challenges experienced by youth and families.

Individual Treatment

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

Wellness Resources

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. 

EVENTS

Positive Parenting During COVID-19 Series  for recorded webinars, click here

Mindfulness for Parents Class. Click here for details and registration. 

Autism Parent Support Group Now via Zoom until further notice. Meets on second Mondays from 7-8:30pm (Sept.-June). To be added to the monthly email with participant zoom info, click here.