Tiger Prep and Chagrin Falls PTO Present:
ANXIETY: How Parents Can Support and Advocate
for Their Children
With Dr. Tira Stebbins
Tuesday, April 10th at 7:00 pm
Sands Community Room
Anxiety in children and adolescents continues to grow year after year in incidence and severity. Parents with anxious children often feel overwhelmed and are unsure of how to help. This presentation will provide parents with information about anxiety in children and adolescents. This will include understanding contributing factors for developing a problem with anxiety, identifying symptoms of anxiety, learning strategies for preventing anxiety from becoming worse, determining when anxiety is a problem, and accessing resources. Parents will be provided with strategies for how to respond to anxious feelings and avoidant behaviors in children and teens, help their children build resiliency, and collaborate with the school.
Dr. Tira Stebbins is a licensed clinical psychologist with almost 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in the field of psychology. She specializes in treating anxiety disorders and conducting psychological testing, though she also treats mood disorders, ADHD, trauma, self-harming behaviors and disruptive behavior disorders. In 1999, Dr. Stebbins earned an MA degree in Clinical Psychology at East Carolina University and in 2012 she earned her doctorate at Cleveland State University. Currently, Dr. Stebbins is Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at Organization for Psychological Health in Solon.