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Parent Academy Workshop: Anxiety/School Refusal

January 15, 2019 9:30 am
January 15, 2019 11:30 am
New Trier West High School
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7 N. Happ Road Building C- Board Room C234, North Entrance , Northfield, IL, United States, 60093

Parent Academy is educational programming created by the NSSED Association of Parents and Staff in collaboration with it's member school districts parent leadership groups.The Academy's purpose is to provide parents professional learning that empowers them to be active, collaborative, and engaged members of their child’s educational team and school community. These workshops are free and open to the community. 
Questions can be directed to Susan Hans, NSSED Parent Mentor at (831) 5100 x 2228 (shans@nssed.org).

Anxiety/School Refusal
This presentation will review specific interventions designed to assist children in managing their anxiety, as well as promote increased motivation, healthy goals setting and active school engagement for the child. Factors that contribute to avoidant behaviors, as well as ways to early identify maladaptive copy responses will be explored. Attendees leaving the presentation will have learned how to develop parenting strategies to assist their children with healthy coping responses and engage them in effective communication and language that promotes self-advocacy and independence.

Jacqueline Rhew is the co-founder of the Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest Suburbs, she is an expert in her field and is called upon by hundreds of school districts both locally and internationally for consulting staff in order to better serve their youth. Jacqueline serves as a clinical liaison for AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. She previously served as Assistant Director for the School Anxiety/School Refusal Program; a program she was instrumental in creating and developing. Jacqueline has facilitated 300-plus workshops for professionals and parents, both locally and nationally on topics ranging from anxiety, school refusal, parenting, and self-injury.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register by: Friday, January 11, 2019.
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