The Anna Shaw Children's Institute at 1201 Burleyson Road will hold a family support class on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Southern Magnolia Rooms on the first floor of the facility. The topic will be "Anxiety: Understanding Types of Anxiety and Management Techniques."
"For parents who suspect that their children may be experiencing anxiety, this can be a daunting and frustrating reality," said Arlena Freeman, one of the presenters.
This class is part of the institute's CHAMP series. CHAMP stands for Classes to Help, Advise and Motivate Parents. The sessions will be held each month. The CHAMP series is open to families of children of any age.
Evan Anderson and Freeman of the institute's psychology team will present the class, which will include tools to address pediatric anxiety by discussing the underlying causes, biological origins and common pediatric manifestations of anxiety as well as providing scientifically-based coping mechanisms and connections to local resources.
"Anxiety does not present the same in any one person, and children are no exception to this," said Anderson.
Register by calling (706) 226-8911. Space is limited. Child care will be available for the first 10 families requesting the service. To receive assistance with interpretation services and/or auxiliary aids during this event, indicate when registering.
Participants are encouraged to park in the lower lot since the upper doors will be locked by 6 p.m.