An Anxiety Prevention Program for children 10-12 years with mild to moderate anxiety
FRIENDS for Life is an evidence-based prevention program proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. These are important skills that can help children cope with stress which they can use throughout their life.
The FRIENDS program was developed by Dr. Paula Barrett, a clinical child psychologist in Australia www.friendsprograms.com and is being used in schools and clinics around the world. This program helps to normalize the emotional state of anxiety and promotes self-confidence in dealing with difficult or anxiety provoking situations. It helps children acquire important life skills which include:
Dates: Wednesdays, October 3 – December 5, 2018 (October 31 excluded)
Time: 6:00 to 7:30
Contact: Family Services Ottawa, 613-725-3601 extension 117 for information and registration