Does your child struggle with fears or obsessions that make it difficult for him or her to function or enjoy life? While all children experience fears, anxiety may be an issue if your child experiences these feelings so often or so intensely that he or she cannot enjoy typical childhood activities.
This page will acquaint you with some of the resources available for families who have a concern about their child's anxiety. In each case, we've taken the top four resources recommended by local experts in the field to help you get started. Additional resources may be found by using the View More links that follow each section.
Just Getting Started?
Families who have recently become concerned about their child's anxiety may benefit from Connecting for Kids' Empower the Parent program. This step-by-step resource shows you how to get started finding help for your child. We also encourage residents of the Connecting for Kids service area to contact us for personalized support.
You're Not Alone.
In addition to the resources on this page, CFK offers opportunities to learn and connect with other families.
To Learn More:
The recommendations provided on the remainder of this page were made by the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Cleveland Chapter. For more information on NAMI Greater Cleveland, please see their entry in our Service Provider Directory.
The following organizations have been identified as places to get more information and support:
In addition to the recommended organizations above, there are a number of other organizations supporting anxiety in children.
Learn more about anxiety from these recommended books:
Recommended Websites, Downloads & Apps
Families may benefit from the following websites and downloads:
Anxiety Overview from NAMI
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Anxiety Disorders Resource Center from AACAP
Understanding Anxiety Disorders Caregiver: Get the Facts from SAMHSA