Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children and one in four teens. Research shows that untreated children and teens with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse and other self-destructive behaviors. Anxiety disorders often co-occur with depression as well as eating disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and others. With treatment and support, children and teens can learn how to successfully manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression and live healthy, happy lives. It is critical that those in the child’s system of support be able to identify the signs of depression and anxiety and know when s/he needs help.

Join Hively CEO and licensed therapist, Kelly O’Lague Dulka, MSW, LCSW to learn how to recognize the signs of depression and anxiety in children and teens and what steps to take when you do.

Hively provides Alameda County families with opportunities, resources and support to live happy, healthy and productive lives. Resources available include child care, mental health, family resources, and workshops and training.

Part 1 – Recognizing the Signs of Depression and Anxiety in Children in Teens will be held January 8, 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

Part 2 – Peer Learning and Coaching Session will be on January 22, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Both sessions are at Hively, 6601 Owens Dr., Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94588.

The events are free of charge. Those that register are highly encouraged to attend both sessions. Dinner and child care will be provided. Pre-registration required for child care. Register at https://bit.ly/2EYVYDa.