June 9, 2020; 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT
This is a virtual event.
As a matter of public health, brain and behavioral research is key to alleviating debilitating conditions and helping individuals lead fuller, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. As parents individually navigate the mental health and behavioral effects of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects, they must also help their children navigate anxiety. The Brain & Behavioral Research Foundation will put on a “Meet the Scientists” webinar series, which will include the above-referenced webinar.
Per the Brain and Research Foundation:
Anxiety disorders are exceedingly prevalent in children and adolescents. Anxious children rely heavily on their parents for help in coping with anxiety and parents frequently become entangled in their children’s symptoms through the process of family accommodation. Dr. Lebowitz will review cutting-edge research on neurobiological systems that drive these patterns of interactions between parents and anxious children, including the circuitry and chemistry of the brain. This webinar will introduce SPACE, a novel and efficacious parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety disorders focused on reducing accommodation and increasing supportive responses to childhood anxiety symptoms.