Course for parents with anxious children
16 Feb 2007
Give your child the best chance of becoming a confident, mature adult
If you know a child under ten who displays symptoms of anxiety, such as extreme fears, phobias, frequent worry or distress at separating from their parents, a new skills development course for parents could offer a breakthrough.
Providing psychological treatments for children under ten with anxiety disorders is difficult, so a team from the School of Psychological Sciences is investigating a new approach: a course which helps parents develop the skills to give their child the best chance of becoming a confident, mature adult.
Participating parents will either undertake a weekly two-hour session at the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility on Grafton Street for ten weeks, or receive a thorough assessment and detailed advice on how to get the right help for their child.
The course is designed to be fun and covers techniques for raising children's self-esteem and dealing with fears and worries, as well as strategies for managing difficult behaviours calmly.
Parents interested in participating should contact the team on:
- 0161 275 2599 or email@example.com