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Parent Support: An alternative to individual therapy

According to Pew Research Center, Mental health tops the list of worries that U.S. parents express about their kids’ well-being. "In that survey, four-in-ten U.S. parents said they’re extremely worried about their children struggling with anxiety or depression". As mental health concerns in children continue to rise parents look for answers.

There are many types of therapies which offer support. In addition to individual and family therapy, parent based treatments give parents the education and skills needed to influence meaningful change in their child's behavior. Parenting support often results in better mental health outcomes and a stronger connection between parents and their child.

Additionally, interventions such as SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) are evidence based, and effective at treating a child's anxiety symptoms through targeted behavioral changes of the parents. Both children and parents learn to work through barriers to reduce anxiety symptoms.

SPACE is an effective treatment option for:

Separation anxiety

Social anxiety

Generalized anxiety

Fears and phobias

Panic disorder and Agoraphobia

Selective mutism

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Watch the Tedx Talk here to find out more about SPACE:

Therapies providing parent support are an effective and supportive way to implement positive changes and reduce the stress and worry of mental health concerns for both parents and their child.

Find more about Pew Research Center here:

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