Huntley 158 will host a “How to Raise Resilient Children,” a free presentation by Jackie Rhew, LCPC, CADC, co-founder of the Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest Suburbs, on April 25, 2018, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Marlowe Middle School.
This presentation will review specific interventions designed to assist children in managing their anxiety and to promote increased motivation, healthy goal setting, and active school engagement in children. Attendees will learn how to develop parenting strategies to assist their children with healthy coping responses and engage them in effective communication and language that promotes self-advocacy and independence.
Rhew previously served as assistant director for the School Anxiety/School Refusal Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates and currently provides training locally and nationally on topics including anxiety, school refusal, parenting, and self-injury.
She has co-authored several publications including School Refusal in Children & Adolescents, and has been featured on both ABC, Channel 7 and CBS Channel 2 newscasts highlighting her work with adolescents struggling with avoidant school behaviors and bullying in schools.
The event is free and open to the public.