Our Lady of Peace to Host Free Seminar on Anxiety in Children and Teens
Lexington, Ky. (January 4, 2015) — The Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free seminar, “Anxiety in Children and Teens,” on Wednesday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Breckinridge Elementary School, located at 2101 St. Mathilda Drive in Lexington.
This free workshop will explain anxiety and elaborate on the signs and symptoms of anxiety in children and teens. It will also explore the various treatment options and tips to help children manage and cope. The seminar will be led by Lora Magness, a certified social worker with experience working with children in crisis.
“While many adults may be familiar with the signs and symptoms of anxiety, it can present differently in children and have an effect on social interactions and development,” said Magness. “This seminar will help parents recognize the signs and outline ways they can empower their child to take control of their anxiety.”
This seminar is part of Peace for Parents, an ongoing initiative that provides 60-90 minute seminars throughout the year on various topics. A seminar on making a successful transition to middle school will be held on April 21.
Attendees are encouraged to register in advance. Register by calling Lisa Prewitt at 502.432.2011, or email at [email protected].
About Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace, a part of KentuckyOne Health, is a private, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in Louisville, Ky. The hospital was originally founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and is currently operating 223 beds, one of the largest in the nation. The Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric care in the country. Our Lady of Peace operates a full continuum of psychiatric services for patients from young children to adults. There are specialty programs for children and adolescents who have complex treatment needs, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities; forensic issues for females; and/or co-occurring substance use issues. Patients come to Peace from all over Kentucky and the surrounding region, visit http://www.kentuckyonehealth.org/ourladyofpeace.