Group Name: Child Development Institute – Cool Kids Anxiety Program

Description: Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency, providing a range of programs and services for children 0 – 12 and their families. They offer evidence-based programs across three streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services and Healthy Child Development.

The Cool Kids Anxiety Program is a family focused 10-session program for children ages 6-11. Concurrent child and parent groups are offered after the school at the TEGH (Toronto East General Hospital) site. Referred children typically are exhibiting fears and worries that interfere with their daily lives. A TEGH psychiatrist and social worker along with two CDI social workers lead the child and parent groups. The focus is on the children learning how to think realistically, face fears and develop effective social and communication skills. Parents build their skills in learning how to effectively coach their challenged children to cope with anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and learn specialized parenting strategies to help manage their children’s behaviour.

Children are referred to this program through CDI’s Early Intervention Intake Services. This group is led by Dr. Gili Adler Nevo and Ms. Laurie Charlton (MSW).

Where: 197 Euclid Avenue | Toronto, ON M6J 2J8

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-603-1827 Ext. 2300 | Suzanne Stead 416-469-6580 Ext. 6308 | www.childdevelop.ca

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