What is Anxiety…Managing Unknowns and Fear in Changing Times


As early intervention providers, the presence of anxiety is inherently interwoven in the work we do with parents, the children we serve, and in ourselves as we strive to create working relationship based services. As early intervention providers in the time of Covid, new and unfamiliar challenges have become the norm.
Understanding how anxiety works, how it is present and operating in the children and families we serve as well as ourselves, is an important contributing concept in being an effective helping professional.
In this training, we will begin by reviewing the mechanisms of stress the sensations of anxiety. Neurology, brain structures, learned responses, genetic programming will be discussed. These structures and mechanisms all play important roles in how each individual, from infancy through life, is able to regulate oneself.
We will progress to discussion of how one’s patterns of response, behavior and perceptions of thought and reality influence our daily wellbeing as well as our relationships.
Creating optimal relationship based services with both the families we serve and the individual child we are ‘treating,’ requires that we have a sophisticated level of awareness of the role that stress and anxiety have in one’s behavior and ability to learn and grow to the best of one’s functional ability.

Location Child & Family Connections 15 - online via zoom
3200 Glenwood Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
Date 9/30/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Check in 11:55 AM)
Sponsor Child & Family Connections #15
Trainer Wendy Kolar, OTR/L M.Ed., CC, RRT
Contact Mary Valerius (815) 768-3329 mvalerius@svcincofil.org
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
5. Comprehensive plans
6. Periodic monitoring
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 2.0 - Working with Families
Cost NA
Status Closed