Donna B. Pincus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
and Director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University
Editor: The Child Anxiety Network
Boston, MA

The Child Anxiety Network: A New Online Resource for Parents with Children with Anxiety and Stress.

Boston, MA -- June 1, 2000 -- Anxiety disorders are among the primary mental health problems affecting children and adolescents today. The Child Anxiety Network is a new online resource for parents, teachers and healthcare professionals designed to provide thorough, state of the art, user-friendly information about child anxiety and related disorders. Its resources include:

  • Helpful information on empirically supported treatments for child anxiety disorders
  • Original articles on child anxiety disorders and their treatment
  • An online book store and a recommended reading list for parents and children
  • A FREE quarterly newsletter on child anxiety
  • A directory of healthcare providers who specialize in working with children who experience anxiety
  • Useful links to other major mental health resources for children and parents

The Child Anxiety Network was created in an effort to provide state of the art information to the public about child anxiety, its related disorders, and its effective treatments. There is currently a limited amount of accurate, web-based information on child anxiety; thus, The Child Anxiety Network was designed to provide an accessible online resource to all parents, teachers, professionals, and health care providers. The site provides information that is grounded in research data that indicates that cognitive-behavioral therapy is a useful treatment approach for reducing the symptoms of anxiety and stress in children and adolescents. In a user-friendly format, the website provides online resources and books for parents, teachers, children, and healthcare providers.

The editor and creator of The Child Anxiety Network, Dr. Donna Pincus, is currently a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University, and is also the Director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Pincus received her graduate training in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Binghamton, specializing in the assessment and treatment of children's fears and anxieties, and children's coping with stressful events. Dr. Pincus has written numerous book chapters and scientific papers on child anxiety. She has given numerous talks and workshops on child anxiety to parents, teachers, students and healthcare professionals. Dr. Pincus has appeared on the NBC Today show, Nick News, National Geographic, Women's Lifetime Television Network, and was featured in a 20/20 ABC News segment on childhood panic disorder.

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