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Community Lecture

The Windward Institute presents two free educational lectures open to the public in the spring and fall of each year: the Fall Community Lecture and Robert J. Schwartz Memorial Lecture in the spring. While the lectures are open to the public, registration is required.

Thank you for joining us for the Fall Community Lecture. View the event recording below:

About the Fall 2020 Community Lecture

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders in the United States; 31.9% of adolescents meet criteria for at least one. Additionally, anxiety disorders are on the rise: high school students today have more anxiety symptoms than did teens in the 1980s, and 80% of youth with an anxiety disorder are not receiving treatment. Without effective intervention, anxiety in childhood tends to persist and can lead to additional mental health problems. As students spend approximately 1,000 hours each year in school, school-based professionals play a crucial role in identifying students who are struggling with anxiety and helping students receive appropriate interventions. Social support is key when considering resilience in the time of stress. It is crucial for parents and educators to support children in a variety of ways that promote resilience and bravery.  

Read top 5 takeaways from the Fall Community Lecture here.

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Past Fall Community Lectures