Free Parent and Educator Workshop Hosted by Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School

The Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School will host a free workshop for parents and educators, Managing Anxiety at Home and School: How to Break the Worry Cycle, with nationally renowned clinical social worker and psychotherapist Lynn Lyons on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Barry Family Campus. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at:

Anxiety in childhood can become a persistent matter that can take over daily routines, schoolwork, bedtime, and recreation. To make matters worse, the things that we adults do intuitively to console our anxious children actually can make the anxiety stronger. This workshop will discuss strategies parents and educators can use with children and teens to handle current anxiety and also to prevent the development of anxiety and depression later in life.

Presenter Lynn Lyons is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist based in Concord, New Hampshire. She has been in private practice for 28 years specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. Ms. Lyons travels internationally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools. She is a sought after expert, appearing in The New York Times, Time Magazine, NPR, Psychology Today, and other media outlets.

With a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, Ms. Lyons is the coauthor of two books on anxiety: Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids.

“Understanding, defining, and managing anxiety have become integral to raising and educating children today,” says Yoni Binus, Head of School at Heilicher. “We are thrilled to be able to bring in a nationally known speaker for a community presentation on the subject. We are also looking forward to hosting Ms. Lyons for several workshops with our students and faculty during her visit to Minneapolis.”

This program is sponsored in part by the Jacob Garber Endowment Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation