April 24, 2013

FRIENDS for Life – An Anxiety Prevention Program for children 8-10 years with mild to moderate anxiety

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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, and is being used in schools and clinics around the world.  FRIENDS normalizes 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:

  • Awareness of their feelings
  • Relaxation skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Positive coping skills
  • How to face feared situations gradually
  • Building peer support
  • Identifying positive role models
  • Looking for pleasant events
  • Positive thinking skills
  • Use of positive self-talk
  • Self-rewards for being brave
  • Evaluation of performance in terms of effort and partial success

Additional information on the FRIENDS for Life program is available at  www.friendsrt.com and at www.pathwayshrc.com.au

Dates:  Wednesdays, April 24th to June 19th, 2013 

Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm

Cost:   $375.00                                                

Contact Family Services à la famille Ottawa, 613-725-3601 extension 207 for information and registration

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