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FCC Presents: Anxiety & your Adopted Child, Tween, or Teen

  • 09/21/2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 263 West 86th Street, NY, NY


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Recognizing crippling anxiety;
Communicating with your anxious daughter or son;
Sharing coping techniques.

REGISTER NOW!  Space is limited.

WHEN:          SATURDAY, September 21, 2019

                        2:00 to 4:00 pm

WHERE:        Upper West Side

                        The Parlor Room at

St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church

                        263 West 86th Street (86th and West End Avenue), NYC

(Take the 1 Train to 86th Street; walk west on 86th St. less than one block)

Members: $30

Non Members: $40. Renew or Join today!

Space is limited.

Join an afternoon workshop to learn how to identify and help to address your adopted daughter or son’s anxiety. Adoption psychologist Amanda Baden, Ph.D. will lead a panel discussion, followed by small breakout sessions led by mental health professionals, including psychiatrist Elizabeth Feigelson, M.D., and certified counselor Nicole Christian, M.A. (others to be announced). There will be some light refreshments.

The beginning of the school year is upon us and adoptees, like their peers, are facing a host of potential stressors, that can result in crippling fears, tears, and sleep issues, among others. Anxiety is the leading mental health issue among American youth, and much of it centers around school life, where kids spend so many hours, as well as around social media. Early detection is important, as other mental issues (including bipolar disorder and depression) manifest early as anxiety. Communicating with your child about their anxiety is the first step toward giving them the help they need. Come and learn from professionals about how to help your child cope.

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AMANDA L. BADEN, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Educations Leadership at Montclair State University in New Jersey. She also has a practice as a clinical psychologist in New York City. She is co-editor of The Handbook of Adoption: Implications for Researchers, Practitioners and Families. Dr. Baden has written and researched extensively on issues related to clinical practice with adopted persons, parents and birth parents, racial and cultural identity, and multicultural counseling competence, microaggressions, among others. She is a member of the Board of Psychology for New York State; an advisory board member for the Rudd Adoption Research Program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, an editorial board member of Adoption Quarterly. She was awarded the John D. Black Award for the Outstanding Practice of Counseling Psychology by the American Psychological Association and Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) in 2014 and was named Outstanding Graduate Advisor for Montclair State University in 2017. She is a transracial adoptee and an adoptive parent.

ELIZABETH FEIGELSON, M.D., is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who works as both a private practitioner and school consultant in both New York City and Westchester. She completed both her adult and child psychiatry training at the Payne Whitney Clinic in New York City. She has participated in panels exploring issues related to adoption, diversity, resiliency, education and integration of social, emotional, and meant health in children and adolescents. As an adoptive parent, she has both personal and professional interest in understanding mental health issues in adoptees and within families formed through adoption.

NICOLE CHRISTIAN, M.A., is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Associate Counselor 
in the state of New Jersey. She has over ten years of experience as a school counselor and is currently employed as a high school counselor at a large diverse vocational technical high school located in Wayne, New Jersey. She is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Counseling program at Montclair State University and has presented at numerous national and international academic and professional conferences on topics related to counseling diverse populations. Nicole is a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision PhD program at Montclair State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in School Counseling from Caldwell University.

Chinese Adoptee Alliance
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and allies.
"C double A", formerly FCCNY.

PO Box 21670
2300 18th St NW Lobby
Washington, DC 20009 

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