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Apr
27

Mental Health Workshops for Parents

May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Join other parents  for one of these workshops that highlight the importance of children’s mental health.

Irritability in Children 

Children pass through many phases of development as they grow up.  It can be hard to know if a child is going through normal development or showing signs of something more serious.  Dr. Melissa Brotman from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will present this workshop to discuss common signs of irritability, how parents can help a child with severe irritability, treatment options, and ongoing irritability research conducted at NIMH.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services

2334 Gallows Road

Entrance 1 – Room 100

Dunn Loring, VA (map)

Depression in Children and Adolescents

Depression among children and adolescents is common but frequently unrecognized. Depression can be a significant barrier to learning and well-being. However, it is treatable and there are resources available to help children and families who are struggling. Join Dr. Michael Axler, FCPS Senior Supervising Psychologist, to learn important information about depression including signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment options, and available resources.

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 – Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)

Strategies and Supports for Children and Teens with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a child or teen has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. The thoughts are called obsessions and the behaviors are called compulsions. Join Dr. Lisa Bateman, Neuroscience, Inc., for this important workshop. Highlights will include:

  • Signs of OCD that can be identified by parents and teachers

  • Causes and identification of OCD

  • Treatment options for OCD

  • Parents’ role in addressing OCD

  • Available resources

Friday, May 11, 2018

10:00 a.m. – noon
Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services
2334 Gallows Road
Entrance 1 – Room 100
Dunn Loring, VA (map)