10 Tips to Help Stressed & Anxious Children When You Can't Find Therapy
Critical Topics in Parenting
Parents were already concerned about rising rates of child anxiety and depression before the U.S. declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health in October 2021.
PEP’s 2022 – 2023 Critical Topics in Parenting free webinar series will address the mental health challenges facing families and children from a variety of perspectives to explore key questions, offer strategies, and share resources for parents to build their children’s resilience during tough times.
Mental health professionals are in high demand. Parents encounter extensive searches and long waiting lists to find help for children who are stressed, anxious and depressed.
What can parents say and do to support children when professional help is not immediately available?
Psychotherapist and PEP Parent Educator Emory Luce Baldwin helps children, young adults and families reconnect with a sense of being capable, finding perspective, and feeling courageous and confident.
Through a parent-child interview, Emory will demonstrate strategies and questions to help your child:
- Find solid ground to stand upon to deal with the challenges they are facing.
- Identify the source(s) of distress. Parents can ask "What's the problem you are dealing with?" instead of "What's the matter with you?"
- Make the shift from feeling helpless to feeling more capable.
For parents of children age 5 and up.
Registration includes access to the live webinar, video/audio recordings to watch later, and handouts/resources.
When Emory was feeling utterly overwhelmed by her strong-willed two-year-old, she took her first parenting classes at the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). After blazing through the program, she went on to become one of their most active Certified Parent Educators in 1995. Her experiences with teaching parents inspired her to want to do even more to help families, leading Emory to seek training as a family therapist. In 2004, she earned her Masters Degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland.
Over the years, Emory has provided therapy to hundreds of individuals and families and taught more than 1500 parents how to create happier and more highly functioning families. Many people have gotten to know Emory through her writing. Since 2005, she has written a monthly column in the Voice Newspapers and in the Washington Parent magazine
Emory is licensed as a Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in both the State of Maryland and the State of New York. She is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Thank you to our Critical Topics in Parenting Sponsors
"My husband and I really enjoyed the webinar. we have some practical strategies that we can start to implement right away."
--Participant, PEP Online
"It was a hard topic and I felt like she explained the issues well in a non-judgmental way. Thank you!"
--Participant, PEP Online