"Understanding Our Kids’ Anxiety—And How To Help"
A community forum co-sponsored by the Shoreline Hi Cap Advocacy Group and the Shoreline Special Needs PTSA
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Shoreline Room at the Shoreline Center (18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline)
Spartan Room for childcare provided by the Dale Turner YMCA
Are you concerned about your child’s anxiety? Looking for more ways to help? You’re not alone! Join us for this community forum to connect with other parents and learn about:
- societal stressors and causes of anxiety
- ways that Shoreline schools are providing emotional and social support for students
- mindfulness practices and other strategies to reduce your child’s (and your own) anxiety
Free event - open to all Shoreline families
Childcare by the Dale Turner YMCA:
A limited number of free childcare spots are available via RSVP - first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in childcare, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the number of child(ren), and their names and ages.
Panelists will include:
Dr. Lori Lynass has over 20 years of experience working to support student, families and schools. She has worked directly with over 700 schools, in over 90 districts and 3 state departments of education on their implementation of academic and behavioral systems of support. She is the proud parent of two Shoreline students, ages 9 and 12.
Tom Doggett is in his second year as counselor at Lake Forest Park Elementary. Mr. Doggett leads mindfulness practices regularly with the LFP student body. Prior to becoming a school counselor, he worked with as a children’s advocate at a shelter for survivors of domestic violence.
Sara Harvey Yao is a leadership consultant who has developed and trained more than 4,000 leaders across the globe. Ms. Yao specializes in helping leaders navigate pressure and stress by staying present in the moment, and is the author of two books, Get Present and Drop In: Lead With Deeper Presence and Courage. She has two children, ages 12 and 15, attending Shoreline schools.
Linette Bixby is a WA State Certified Teacher and Certified Mindful Schools Instructor. Ms. Bixby has provided mindfulness instruction for staff and students at Kellogg, LFP and Shorecrest, and has conducted small group stress reduction sessions for teens. She is a Shoreline resident and parent of two kids, ages 16 and 20.
Cher Anderton, MSW, LSWAIC, is a mental health therapist in Shoreline whose practice focuses on trauma, anxiety, depression and parent coaching. Mrs. Anderton is also a certified Positive Discipline Parent Instructor and a school counselor at Echo Lake Elementary. She and her husband are Shoreline residents and have four children, ages 17, 16, 13 and 11.
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