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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:

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