Anxiety in Early Childhood: A Root Cause of Behavioral and Emotional Issues
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Course #: WEB107
Time: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CT
Credit Available: 0.1 CEUs; 1.5 SWCEUs
Many school-aged children involved in mental health treatment through schools exhibit a cluster of symptoms resembling Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and/or Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
Often these children are treated solely with behavioral/anger management techniques and psychotropic medication, leaving root causes of behavioral issues unexamined and thus untreated. Join us in a webinar examining anxiety as a root cause of these challenging and often difficult to treat symptoms. Learn how to recognize social, familial, and environmental factors leading to debilitating anxiety in children ages 6-8. Learn to view acting-out behaviors in children as behavior adapted to cope with the dangers and pressures of their environments. Aid these children and families in altering their environments and innate responses to their environments to improve interpersonal relationships, scholastic achievement, and quality of life.
Instructors:Kerry Kyle Davies, LCSW
Kerry Kyle Davies, LCSW, has had the privilege of working with children and families across the midwest since 2004. She received her master's degree in clinical social work degree with honors from Loyola University Chicago, with concentration in both Mental Health and Children and Families. She has extensive experience working with children with severe behavioral and emotional challenges in residential, self-contained classroom, outpatient, and home-based settings. Working with youth both in Chicago and Indianapolis has provided her with a passion and drive to aid children and families affected by the poverty and violence which often plagues urban areas. In her private practice on the north side of Indianapolis, she uses a combination of attachment, empowerment, cognitive-behavioral, and family system’s theories in both individual and family therapy.