Solutions for the Anxious Gifted Child Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10h00 & 18h45
Laying Waste to the Elephant in the Living Room:
Solutions for the Anxious Gifted Child
Unearthing the Missed Diagnosis
Thursday May 23, 2019
Two presentations, choose one:
Morning: 10h-13h00
Evening: 18h45-22h00
Registration closes: May 18, latest.
This is a 90-minute recorded webinar, presented in PowerPoint format. Please join us and invite your partner, caretaker, friends to participate in this information-rich session.

LOCATION: Paris 75016, (located near Maison Radio France.)
RSVP: Space is limited. The event is held at a private residence.
Minimum of 8 participants are needed for the meeting to take place, maximum of 15.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 7€ for current members of Gifted in France; 12€ for non-members.
Members have priority.

WHO IS THIS MEETING FOR: Parents, educators, child minders, mental health professionals.

IMPORTANT: To confirm your spot, please proceed to the PayPal payment option at the end of this form.
You will be given the option to join/renew your membership to Gifted in France for the 2018-19 academic year. The membership is good for the whole family. For Solutions for the Anxious Child, it is not obligatory to be a GiF member, though members have priority. All fees go towards GiF, a not-for-profit association loi 1901. If joining between 1 Feb 2019-31 Aug, 2019, membership is 35€ , instead of 40€ .

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: "Anxiety is the most common mental health problem experienced by children. When left untreated, it causes anxiety-based disorders ranging from simple adjustment disorders to more debilitating maladies such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The relationship between anxiety and giftedness is largely unexplored in the literature and often overlooked or misconstrued in clinical practice, with potentially disastrous results. Truly insidious, with bona fide indicators eluding easy diagnosis, especially for the gifted, anxiety-based disorders are the 'elephant in the living room': a malady that eludes easy diagnosis, masked entirely or eclipsed by more obvious signs of distress such as perfectionism, underachievement, hyper-vigilance and depression. This interactive presentation provides parents, educators and mental-health professionals with information about the etiology of and powerful strategies for combating anxiety-based disorders.

About the Presenter: P. Susan Jackson, MA, RCC, is the founder and therapeutic director of The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. This international institute offers service to highly gifted children and adults supporting the educational needs and overall development of this exceptional population. She is an internationally recognized expert in the field and the author of numerous articles and chapters in the gifted education literature. Sue is currently the liaison for Parents and Curriculum for the Network Communications Committee of the National Association to Support Gifted and has served on the editorial board for SENG.
NOTE: Handout: Photocopies of PowerPoint slides (4 per page) may be available if requested in advance.
5 euros to be paid in advance so the copies can be made ahead of the meeting.

Gifted in France is a loi 1901 non-profit association. GiF does not endorse speakers or their material, but aims to provide a wide variety of ideas and discussions about the gifted and twice exceptional population.

Join our association and help us make a difference. Or, if you like what we do, please consider donating to our cause.

Thank you for your continued support.
Kind regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly
President, Gifted in France
Association 1901, not-for-profit
Paris, France

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