18 2020

The Anxious Child and the Crisis of Modern Parenting

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York The Golub Center
184 Washington Avenue Ext.
Albany, NY

Contact Linda Pollack Kessler
(518) 783-7800


Register here!

Being a parent or grandparent is a very rewarding job, but we all know it is NOT always easy. Women's Philanthropy is so excited to announce our first virtual event, The Anxious Child and the Crisis of Modern Parenting with Kate Julian, that will take place on June 18 at 7:30 PM. We hope that both parents and grandparents, men and women, will join us for a discussion on a topic that is very relevant to so many of us.

Kate Julian will be discussing her recent Atlantic cover story, The Anxious Child and the Crisis of Modern Parenting, that explores why anxiety rates among children and young adults are on the rise, what we can do about it, and why the problem is so urgent.

New research suggests that childhood anxiety disorders can be a gateway to other mental health problems, including depression and addiction. Julian will discuss a promising new treatment that works directly with the parents of anxious children rather than the children, and what this treatment reveals about why modern childrearing is breeding so much anxiety in kids. Additionally, Julian will walk through concerns as they relate to the COVID-19 crisis.

Following her presentation, Julian will hold a Q&A. If you have a question related to this topic prior to the presentation, please email your question in advance to Linda Pollack Kessler.

Please register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event on Zoom.

Kate Julian is a senior editor at The Atlantic. She is currently writing a book for Scribner about young people's mental health and the challenges of coming of age in a world that's changed from the one today's parents grew up in. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and two elementary-school-aged children.

Special thanks to our Women's Philanthropy Corporate Sponsors: The Audiology Center at Community Care Physicians, P.C., Frank Adams Jewelers, and The Karen Glaser Team at Coldwell Banker Prime Properties.