Lincoln-Way Offers Parent Presentation on Anxiety in Adolescence
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lincoln-Way High School District 210 is offering a presentation for parents and community members called Anxiety in Adolescence: Whats Going On? on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. The free presentation will be held in the Lincoln-Way East Auditorium, 201 Colorado Avenue, Frankfort.

The presentation will be delivered by Rachel Ridge, a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor with Rosecrance. She also holds a Type 73 certification for school social work. Ridge has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, addressing numerous mental health and addiction issues.

Students have a lot more on their plates right now than just going to school and being a student said Michele Newswander, director of Pupil Personnel Services at Lincoln-Way East. We see students dealing with anxiety in the areas of academics and testing, peer and personal relationships, future planning, college admissions and social media. This presentation will provide families with various effective coping skills and strategies that can be used to support students during their adolescent years.

The presentation will address the biggest challenges teens face during adolescence; different types of anxiety disorders and causes; and what can be done to help support students in school settings.