IWYC Announces Parenting Intensives with Anxiety Expert Lynn Lyons

OAK BLUFFS, MA. (November 20, 2015) –The IWYC (Island Wide Youth Collaborative) in conjunction with the Youth Task Force and Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools are excited to announce that Lynn Lyons, LICSW will be holding two three-hour parenting intensives entitled Worried About Your Worrier? What to Do When Anxiety Runs (in) the Family at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on December 1st and 2nd from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public. The workshop on Tuesday, December 1st is designed for parents of children in grades Pre-K to 6. The workshop on Wednesday, December 2nd is designed for parents of children in grades 7 to 12.

Lyons recently co-authored the book Anxious Kids Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, which will be available for purchase at both events.

Dinner will be served and registration is required. Please call 508-693-7900 ext. 400 to register or email jchang@mvcommunityservices.com. If you need assistance with childcare, please inquire when registering.

lyonsLynn Lyons, LICSW specializes in the treatment of anxious children and their parents. She is the author of three books on creating mentally healthy children. She presents internationally and is regularly featured on television and radio, including Katie Couric and Morning Edition. Her three-hour workshop gives parents the effective skills taught in therapy practice and private consultations.



About IWYC:
The mission of the Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC) is to develop and provide an Island-wide integrated system of behavioral health care that is comprised of local providers and maintains on–island treatment options for our youth, young adults and their families. Formed in 2013, partners of the IWYC include the Youth Task Force, YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Martha’s Vineyard schools, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, who also serves as the program’s home. The IWYC will optimize established community resources and bring to the Island new professional, recreational and other supports not currently available for children and their families. The IWYC receives its funding from the Department of Children and Families, the Tower Foundation, the MV Youth and municipal and private donations. www.mvcommunityservices.com/iwyc

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