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Youth Worker Cafe: Shelby County

Anxiety and Depression Among School Age Children

January 23, 2018

11:30am - 1:00pm (Eastern)

10:30am - 12:00pm (Central)


Girls Inc. of Greater Shelby County


904 S Miller St, Shelbyville, IN 46176


Free - Lunch Provided


The National Institute of Mental Health reports that more than 1 in 5 children have a mental health diagnosis that severely impacts their functioning at home, school and in their community. Suicide has been the second-leading cause of death for Indiana youth between the ages of 15 and 24 since 2009 and almost 1 in 5 teens report thoughts of suicide. Join us for this presentation that will focus on two of the most common mental health diagnoses: depression and anxiety.
During this presentation participants will learn:

  • to identify symptoms of anxiety and depression in youth of all ages;
  • the impacts of depression and anxiety on youth; and
  • basic interventions to support youth experiencing anxiety and depression.

Speaker: Jennie Woelker, MSW, LCSW, Director of Youth Clinical Services, Community Health Network, Behavioral Health Services
Jennie Voelker is the Clinical Director for Youth Behavioral Health Services at Community Health Network. Jennie is a licensed clinical social worker with a MSW from Indiana University and a BS in Elementary Education from Manchester College. She has more than 19 years of experience treating youth with behavioral health needs in Central Indiana.

Community Partners:

Girls, Inc. of Shelby County

Shelby County Youth Assistance Program

This cafe is sponsored in part by Meridian Health Services.

*Note: If Shelbyville Central Schools are closed due to weather, this event will be postponed to February 6.


Meridian Health Services