Parent Education Events

Screening of the Documentary “Angst”
Thursday, April 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m. movie screening, 8:00-9:00 p.m. panel, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

"Angst" is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects, and what you can do about it. The filmmakers' goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. "Angst" features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they've learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, plus help, resources, and tools.

The screening will be followed by a panel of UW experts, to include:

  • Dr. Laura Kastner, who is featured in the film. She is a nationally recognized child psychologist, parenting expert, and Clinical Professor at UW Psychiatry.
  • Aaron Lyon, PhD, who is the director of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research and Training (SMART) Center and a leading researcher in school- and community-based mental health programs.
  • Janine Jones, PhD, an Associate Professor in the UW College of Education. Her work focuses on providing culturally responsive mental health services in schools.