Nationally Known Anxiety Speaker Coming to Dover

Nationally Known Anxiety Speaker Coming to Dover

Lynn Lyons To Speak November 1,  2016

SEED is proud to announce it has funded a program to bring nationally known anxiety speaker, Lynn Lyons, to Dover on November 1, 2016 from 600-800 PM. The presentation is free open to the general public and will be held at the Dover High School, located at 25 Alumni Drive, in Dover, NH.

Anxiety is the number one mental health problem in the United States. An estimated one in eight children has a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Results of anxiety disorders include truancy, inattentions and restlessness, disruptive behavior, and trouble answering questions and learning the curriculum.

The proposal, submitted by Dover Middle School Counselors Mary Calhoun, Justin Pagnotta, and Beckie Pazdon, emphasized the importance of equipping teachers and parents with tactics to improve learning in and out of the classroom. “When teachers, parents and professionals know what to look for and how to respond, we can quickly get at the root of the problem and help kids live a full, healthy life,” said DMS Guidance Counselor Justin Pagnotta. “Lynn is amazing at giving concrete, non-intuitive strategies to tackle everyday worry—you will walk away from the presentation feeling empowered and eager to try out your new way of looking at things.”

A licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, Lyons presents internationally to parents, therapist, teachers, and other helping professionals. Her programs offer research-based information to help prevent anxiety and depression in our children, discuss methods, tools and tactics for handling anxiety, and reveal strategies for change in the classroom and the home.

Beyond her expertise that she provides at her private practice in Concord, Lyons is the co author of two books Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Childrenand the children’s version, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids.

“SEED is pleased to bring this important presentation to Dover,” said Angela Carter, Chair of SEED Board of Directors. “When children are struggling with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges, teachers are often the first ones to detect a problem, emphasizing the importance of giving teachers the tools to help kids be successful — making the learning environment better for everyone.”

SEED has partnered with the Dover Middle School Parent Teacher Association and the Dover High School Student Ambassadors to provide onsite child care for school age (grades 1-8) children at no charge during the evening presentation. The event is free and the presentation is appropriate for parents, teachers, residents, and professionals in the Greater Dover Area.