Young Children have social worries too: Validation of the adapted SWQ-P for Children aged 4 to 8 years.

Suzannah presented a fantastic poster at the BABCP conference on her work with adapting a social worries questionnaire for a younger age group. Please read her summary of the poster below. Young children are often described as being shy or quiet around others, but these are informal terms that don’t capture young children’s social worries that go can as far as affecting their daily life. In comparison to middle childhood, relatively little is known about the whether social anxiety changes or stays the same over early childhood. The study the poster described is an initial validation of an adapted version of the Social Worries Questionnaire – parent version (SWQ-P; Spence, 1995). (more…)...
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AnDY at the BABCP conference

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Annual Conference Last month some of our AnDY team had the fantastic opportunity to attend the BABCP conference, held at the University of Warwick. Located on a great campus, the conference  gave us the chance to meet fellow researchers and hear about the interesting research being carried out. Importantly it also allowed us to share the work we do at AnDY with others. Our team was part of symposiums, skills classes, poster presentations and debates. (more…)...
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GET INVOLVED: Improving research to help children and young people with anxiety and depression

On Tuesday 11th August the AnDY Team held an informal event focusing on how we involve children and young people who have been affected by anxiety or depression and their parents in research.  The evening included fun, interactive activities for the whole family to get involved with and share their views.  The event provided the AnDY team with practical information on potential barriers to participation, what parents and young people would like research to focus on, and what it means to them.  The youngest children who attended also worked with members of the team to create a colourful story book based on their thoughts about managing worries. We will upload a copy of the story book to this site soon. We would like to thank the parents and young people who attended for their positive feedback and for helping make the event a great success!...
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