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posted: 9/17/2013 2:44 PM

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Submitted by Shelter Inc.

Shelter Inc. will host a three-hour seminar on school anxiety in children on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Schaumburg Township District Library, in the Adult Classroom, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.

The topic, "School Anxiety and School Refusal" will provide information dealing with school anxiety in children. There seminar is free and three continuing education credits will be given at no charge to licensed social workers and counselors in attendance. Seating is limited and the registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 7.

The seminar will feature speaker Jacqueline Rhew, M.A. CADC, L.P.C. from Alexian Brothers Behavior Health Hospital. Rhew is the assistant director of the School Anxiety School Refusal (SASR) Partial Hospitalization Program at Alexian and has been instrumental in the development of the program since its inception in 2007. She has been featured on both ABC Channel 7 and CBS Channel 2 newscasts, highlighting her work with children and adolescents struggling with avoidant school behaviors and bullying.

Shelter, Inc. is a nonprofit child welfare agency that protects abused and neglected children and adolescents by providing foster care, emergency and longer-term group home services in a safe and caring environment.

Their Healthy Families Program provides home visits to first-time parents emphasizing children's well-being and positive parenting. Increased public awareness concerning child abuse, neglect and other social problems directly impacting children and their families is accomplished through their Community Education Program. Shelter's programs are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For information about the upcoming seminar or Shelter, Inc's programs and services, or to register for this event, visit or call the Community Education Coordinator at (847) 590-6190, ext. 37.