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Building Bravery: Tools for Parenting Your Anxious Adolescent

Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in youth and has been continuously identified as on the rise during the pandemic and beyond. It is a topic of concern for many families raising adolescents and teens, and learning about anxiety in youth can help both teens and parents feel more supported.  

If you are looking for tools to help you parent your anxious teen, attend our free virtual event, Building Bravery: Tools for Parenting Your Anxious Adolescent, on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 6 – 8 pm.

Join us to understand more about:

  • What is anxiety, and how does it appear in adolescents and teens?
  • How can parents identify and name the range of symptoms?
  • What symptoms indicate a possible need for medical intervention?

and more…

Our interactive learning session will be led by Kathy Melman, Ph.D., a retired clinical psychologist and former Seattle Children’s Hospital Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for suicidal, emotionally dysregulated teens and their parents. She is a passionate leader in her field and is well-versed in identifying, supporting, and caring for anxious teens. There will be opportunities to share and learn together during the presentation and in small group discussions.

Participants in this workshop will learn strategies and tools for parents to help their kids through the difficult moments and ongoing challenges that can interfere with living healthy, full lives. Families will also learn how to build coping skills to share with their teens.

Event Details 

What: An interactive virtual learning session led by Kathy Melman, Ph.D., on how to identify, support, and care for anxious teens. Attendees will have opportunities to participate in small group discussions.

Who Attends: This event is for any parent or caregiver caring for a child aged 10 - 19.

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 6 – 8 pm

Where: In the comfort of your own home! Registered participants will receive a Zoom link and event reminders.

Cost: Thanks to the support of our giving community, this event is offered at no charge to attendees. A donation to PEPS is always welcome and will make an impact for future families. Send your gift today.

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Kathy Melman, Ph.D.

Kathy Melman, Ph.D., is a retired clinical psychologist. She completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The University of Washington, a predoctoral internship at UCLA, and a postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical psychology. After 25 years in private practice, Kathy spent the last 12 years of her career at Seattle Children’s, where she cared for children, teens, and their parents. While at Seattle Children’s, Dr. Melman served as Clinical Director of Outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Co-Director of the Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP), and Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for suicidal, emotionally dysregulated teens and their parents. She is a parent, grandparent of 5, and a PEPS volunteer facilitating groups for parents of newborns. After a career of caring for those with significant mental health challenges, she is passionate about now focusing on building healthy families from the start and sharing her knowledge to help prevent the development of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

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