From Avoidance to Panic: Recognizing Anxiety and Giving Your Kids Better Tools to Manage It

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Anxiety can present itself in a variety of ways. Is your child sleeping at odd hours? Is she having unexplained stomach pain? Is he avoiding his friends? Have his grades taken a nose dive? Does she seem restless or is she clearly having panic attacks? The first step is recognizing anxiety. The next step is getting your child the support and tools they might need to cope in a healthy way. Join us for an honest and practical panel discussion about children and anxiety, featuring experts who will answer your questions, offer suggestions, and share tools and helpful resources. This program is for parents, teachers and other caregivers that work with children who may be struggling with anxiety.

Panelists include:

  • Joelle Beecher McGovern, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe),
    Univ. of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine.
  • Dr. Munlya Khanna, Director, Clinical Psychologist – The OCD & Anxiety Institute
  • Catherine Mallam, School Counselor, Chatham Park Elementary School

Moderated by Margaret Fox-Tully, Head of School, Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill

Registration fee $10. To register and pay, go to: or make payment at the Library front desk. The program is #300 in the HTAS Fall Course Catalog.

This program is made possible through a partnership between the Haverford Township Free Library, the Haverford Township Adult School, and the School District of Haverford Township.