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Hudson Valley Community College To Host Oct. 1 Symposium on Anxiety and Stress in Children

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Understanding the impact of stress and anxiety disorders in young children will be the topic of a symposium at Hudson Valley Community College, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Hudson Valley Community College.

The event is open to the general public.

Presenters will provide an understanding of stress and anxiety disorders in young children through case presentations, which will illustrate mild separation anxiety to more severe disorders, such as Selective Mutism. Intervention strategies for parents and teachers will be offered from medical, education and clinical professionals who are practicing and succeeding in treating young people with disorders and concerns related to stress and anxiety.

The college’s Teacher Preparation Department and the Preschool Early Development and Screening Committee (PEDS), affiliated with Albany Medical Center, are the co-sponsors of the event.

Pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Jeff Daly will be the keynote speaker. Presenters also include developmental pediatrician Dr. Anthony Malone; pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Dawn Abbuhl; and Professor Nancy T. Cupolo, department chairperson of the Hudson Valley Teacher Preparation Department.

For more information or to register, contact the PEDS program at (518) 218-7337. The cost is $90 for professionals; $50 for students or parents of a preschool child with special needs.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 64,000 alumni.