As a Parent, What Can I Do?
Are you struggling with helping your child manage his or her anxiety? Emily can help you with this! She offers training using a new evidence-based approach to parenting that allows parents to learn how to help their child without the child ever being involved in the treatment.
SPACE stands for Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions.
It is designed for parents of children who struggle with anxiety, OCD, and related problems. SPACE was developed by Eli Lebowitz at the Yale Child Study Center.
Some of the main anxiety problems treated with SPACE include:
Fears and phobias
Panic disorder and Agoraphobia
SPACE aims to help parents learn how to respond to anxiety in their children in a way that is effective to help reduce disruptive behaviors and function better following treatment.
What happens in SPACE treatment?
- Parents who participate in SPACE will learn skills and tools to help their child overcome anxiety, OCD or related problems.
- The treatment focuses on changes that parents can make to their own behavior. There is no need to make their child change.
- The two main changes that parents learn to make in SPACE treatment are to respond more supportively to their anxious child and to reduce the accommodations they have been making to the child symptoms.