Moms Together October – Session A
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Fostering Emotional Resilience in Anxious Kids
Dr. Deb Gorton
In our current culture, let alone in the context of a month’s long pandemic that has caused worldwide disruptions to our daily living and well-being, the prevalence of anxiety has skyrocketed. While anxiety is disruptive to our day-to-day functioning at any age, young children navigating feelings of stress, worry, and fear can exhibit a variety of emotional and behavioral symptoms that seem intense and overwhelming. As parents and caregivers, how can we foster emotional resilience in our children when the pressures and uncertainties of life can feel like they’re crushing down on them?
Dr. Deb Gorton earned both her MA in Psychology and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. She holds an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and presently serves as the Gary Chapman (yes, THE “Love Languages” guy) Chair for Marriage and Family Ministry and Counseling at Moody Theological Seminary as well the Program Director for Moody’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Dr. Gorton is the author of Embracing Uncomfortable: Facing Our Fears While Pursuing Our Purpose.