Breaking the Cycle of Stress: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Help Children and Teens Overcome Worry, Pressure, and Anxiety


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Doylestown Health & Wellness Center Auditorium
847 Easton Rd./Rt. 611, Warrington, PA 18976
at the intersection of Route 611 and Shetland Rd.
approx. 4 miles north of the Willow Grove/Doylestown exit of the PA Turnpike

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Caroline O'Connell 
Foundations Community Partnership 

  Anxiety is on the rise in children and teens, surpassing the level of stress reported by adults. No longer just a matter of worry about grades and future success, kids and teens are worried about the news, the climate, school shootings, discrimination, bullying, and social media pressures. The stress these factors generate impacts all facets of life: social connectedness, academic performance, sleep, and overall health and well-being. As a result, worry and stress management is not a luxury, it’s a crucial skill all children and teens need to master to manage the challenges of life. With these skills in hand, kids can overcome obstacles, break the cycle of toxic stress, take charge of their lives and thrive—but they need our help.

Workshop Objectives
At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to

• Identify three factors contributing to children’s and teens increased stress
• List four strategies to implement with children and teens to reduce stress and anxiety
• Describe four strategies to implement with parents to support a stress-reduced homelife and expectations for kids

Presenter: Dr. Tamar Chansky is the author of numerous books on the treatment of anxiety including the popular Freeing Yourself from Anxiety Series: “Freeing Your Child From Anxiety,” “Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking,” and “Freeing Your Child From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.” She is also Founder and Director of the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety in Plymouth Meeting, PA, where she treats children with anxiety and their families. Dr. Chansky was formerly Director of the Children’s Program at the Agoraphobia & Anxiety Treatment Center in Bala Cynwyd and she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.

Continuing Education Credits 

Three continuing education credits will be offered for PA Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, NBCC Counselors, and educators under Act 48.

NBCC: Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Psychologists: Foundations Community Partnership is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education to psychologists. FCP main-tains responsibility for this program and content.

PA Social Workers: PA State Board accepts APA and NBCC approval for SW, MFT, and LPC.

Educators: Application has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for three Act 48 Continuing Education Credits.

(Note that you do not need a Paypal account to complete payment, you can “checkout as guest.”) The registration fee is $70 for each workshop.

To pay by check, complete the registration and select "pay by check." Send payment to FCP, 1456 Ferry Rd., Suite 404, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Foundations Community Partnership reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to any unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation or postponement, FCP will refund any registration fees, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses to participants.

  • More than two weeks prior to the function - your choice of a full refund via check, credit for future workshop, or a future event registration
  • Less than two weeks, but more than three days prior to the function - full refund via credit towards future event registration
  • Three days or less prior to event - no refunds available. Sorry, there are no exceptions.

Yes! You can substitute another person if you cannot attend. Please let us know 24 hours in advance. 

For more information on contact hours, cancellation policy or requests for special needs for participants, please call Caroline O’Connell Sinton at 267-247-5584.

Register Now! Note: You can check out using your credit/debit card even if you do not have a Paypal account. If you prefer to pay by check, complete the registration and select "pay by check." Send payment to FCP, 1456 Ferry Rd., Suite 404, Doylestown, PA 18901 and note your name and which workshop.