D86 Presents: Anxiety in Teens and Parents

March 11, 2020

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Little Theater at Hinsdale South High School

Speaker: Dr. Patrick McGrath

Topic: Anxiety remains one of the most common difficulties for children, and is a leading cause for school refusal. Many anxious children attempt to get instant relief by steering clear of things that create anxiety, seeking reassurance from everyone they know or distracting themselves to avoid anxiety-provoking situations. If those fail, they may turn to substance abuse, threats, school refusal, or fighting. This talk will feature an overview of the different causes of anxiety and the ways that parents/guardians and schools can help students challenge their fears in a healthy and safe manner.

Parents/guardians and students are encouraged to attend.

Speakers series is sponsored by District 86 and the Parent Network. Download the flyer here.