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Understanding and Supporting Children Experiencing Anxiety

  • CityHive 184 Marine Terrace Geraldton, WA, 6530 Australia (map)

This workshop will explore:

  • the types of anxiety, and when to seek help
  • contributors, and ways to reduce them 
  •  indicators. Some anxiety is part of normal childhood development, however we explore signs to look out for.
  • whats happening in the brain, patterns of behaviour and the anxiety cycle (and how to interrupt and change the cycle)
  • what doesn't work, we will look at how the importance of being aware of the language used, labelling and validation of feelings
  • PRACTICAL strategies to support the child. These strategies are research and evidence based, with resources provided
  • ways for the whole family to be supported. Anxiety can be exhausting for everyone! We will cover ways for parents/caregivers/educators to reduce their stress and remain calm.

*This workshop may be helpful for families and children that are experiencing worries about entering a new year/classroom at school in 2017*

Kate Foster, the facilitator, has a Bachelor of Social Science (Children & Family Studies/Psychology), and is passionate about supporting children and families with anxiety. She has worked as a Family Counsellor for the last 4 years, and has over 20 years experience working in early childhood organisations; supporting children and families.
Please email for enquiries

Certificates of participation can be provided.

Earlier Event: December 3
Nature & Education - Sensory Risk Taking
Later Event: January 30
Resource Making for Educators