Parent Services Center, Inc will present “When Children Worry,” a fall symposium led by a panel of local professionals, on Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.
The symposium will be held on the UT Tyler Campus in the Robert R. Muntz Library, Room 401.
Parents and caretakers will receive a tool kit of information, strategies, and solutions to help their children or teenagers cope with anxiety. “Anxiety disorders affect 13-18 percent of children and teens of all cultures and socio-economic groups in the United States,” says Suzanne Brians, Symposium Chairperson. “Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at a higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and have the potential for a lifetime of distress,” said Ms. Brians.
Shelley Judd, Executive Director of Parent Services Center, will moderate the symposium.  Panelists and their topics include:  “Symptoms and Causes of Anxiety” by Ron Roberts, Licensed Professional Counselor; “Diagnosis and Treatments” by Dr. Donald R. Fulsom, Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry; and “ISD Resources” by Leigh Anne Barber, Whitehouse Elementary Counselor.
Early registration (before September 16th) is $10 and late registration is $15.  Proof of attendance will be provided and continuing education credit is available for professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and educators.  For more information or a registration brochure, please call Parent Services Center, 903-595-2235.