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Child Psychologist Dr. Abigail Gewirtz to Speak on Helping Your Child Deal with Anxiety

Dr. Abigail Gewirtz _UofM_Credit_ Erica Loeks

Talking and listening are essential for nurturing resilient, confident, and compassionate children. In her new book, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz provides tips about how to stay calm in an anxious world, how parents can read the signs of anxiety in their children, and how parents can make sure that their own anxiety doesn’t color the conversation.

Join Commonpoint Queens on Thursday, September 24 at 7:30pm for a virtual discussion about When The World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids. Award-winning child psychologist Dr. Gewirtz will discuss how to help your child deal with the worries, stress, and other negative emotions caused by real problems, from the pandemic to active shooter drills to climate change.

Dr. Gewirtz is a child psychologist and professor at the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development. Her career has been devoted to developing and testing award-winning, skills-based parenting programs to promote children’s resilience. Dr. Gewirtz has consulted for and presented to national and international organizations, including the US Congress and UNICEF, on parenting. She has conducted research in the US, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, and has been invited to speak throughout the world on parenting in times of stress.

Cost is $8 member / $10 non-member. Event will be held virtually over Zoom and is part of the Commonpoint Queens Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Fall 2020 Speaker Series, arranged through the Jewish Book Council. This year, Commonpoint Queens has also partnered with the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta to present additional engaging speakers including Jodi Picoult, Deepak Chopra, and Steve Madden.

The Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs Department offers engaging virtual speaker and author events on cultural, Jewish, and other contemporary topics; thought-provoking virtual classes on art, film, and religion; and a popular book discussion group.

For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org or visit https://www.commonpointqueens.org/program/cultural-arts-and-jewish-heritage-events/


More About Commonpoint Queens

Commonpoint Queens is a social services organization that meets the diverse and evolving needs in the borough of Queens —a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to find support, access opportunities, and build connections to the community throughout their lives. To learn more, go to www.commonpointqueens.org.