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Mental Health Awareness Month

The Southfield Center for Development is located in the same building as our TCFAP Darien office. Please explore the rich offerings they have to assist patients and their families with developmental challenges. This is a great lecture and is FREE!


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The Southfield Center for Development
Parent Lecture Series 

Anxiety and Children: 


When to Worry When Your Child Worries


Gwen Lopez-Cohen, M.D.

Tuesday, May 7, 10 – 11:30 am

This free presentation is in celebration of
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Event Location

85 Old Kings Highway North
2nd Floor
Darien, CT
Free & Open
to the Public.

Space is Limited.

Please RSVP to:
Christi Zacarola

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Fears and worries can be a normal part of healthy child development.  Clinical anxiety can prevent our children from engaging in a full range of life experiences and impair their academic performance.  It can often be a challenge for parents to differentiate between what might be developmentally appropriate fears and worries and what are signs and symptoms of a clinical anxiety disorder.
Dr. Gwen Lopez-Cohen will highlight both typical childhood fears and worries and features of clinical anxiety.  She will offer education around the most prevalent childhood anxiety syndromes including what we know about neurobiology and how to pursue appropriate diagnostic assessment and treatment planning. Finally, Dr. Lopez-Cohen will review practical solutions to enhance resilience and parenting tips to manage childhood fears and worries. 
About Gwen Lopez-Cohen, M.D. 
Gwen Lopez-Cohen, M.D., is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, and behavioral difficulties. In addition to her work at The Southfield Center for Development, she works as an Instructor at the Yale Child Study Center and in private practice in Westport, CT.