Judges ‘Impressed’ with Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom, The Unique Treatment Program for Child Anxiety

December 1, 2010

The National Parenting Center (TNPC) awarded Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom its 2011 Seal of Approval. Comprised of parents and educators, the TNPC was “impressed with the comprehensive scope” of the Turnaround program in helping children overcome their fears and anxieties. This new, powerful audio program is designed for anxious children who struggle with, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Phobia, Separation Anxiety, and other childhood fears related to school stress, parent separation, and social adjustment. Created by Psychologist Dr. David Russ and Licensed Professional Counselor Christopher McCarthy, this program is a major innovation in the treatment of child anxiety. No other treatment solution available today combines the professional, creative, and child friendly designed features found in Turnaround. Visit myanxiouschild.com., or myanxiouschild on Facebook for further details.

Charlotte, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) November 30, 2010

(PRWEB) November 30, 2010 ““ Informed Therapy Resources (ITR), creator of Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom, is honored to receive The National Parenting Center’s 2011 Seal of Approval. The independent review board consisting of parents, educators, and experts in the field of children’s education offer advice on children’s health, education and review products designed for children. Children are also active participants in product reviews. According to the TNPC, “it is the sole intention of The National Parenting Center to advise, support and guide parents with sound, responsible advice.” The center has been reviewing products since 1990 and has an excellent reputation. We are thrilled that TNPC chose Turnaround to be an award recipient and to give such a favorable review.

The National Parenting Center’s review of Turnaround states:

“The set impressed our testers with its comprehensive scope. What also resonated with testers was that this was a system that doesn’t lecture or try to instantly “fix” the issue; instead it gives children valuable tools to learn how to calm themselves, express themselves and even sleep better. If your child is suffering from any of the issues listed above, you owe it to yourself and them to explore this option.”

Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom is designed for anxious children who struggle with, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Phobia, Separation Anxiety, and other childhood fears related to school stress, parent separation, and social adjustment. It combines the clinically proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy with the creative talents of child authors, actors, and entertainment designers to create a program that is therapeutically effective and highly entertaining for children. This combination of education and entertainment is what makes Turnaround truly unique. It speaks to anxious children in a way that holds their attention and makes learning fun and is a major innovation in the treatment of child anxiety.

The program invites the listening child to join 6 other anxious children on an imagined 10 day hiking trip with two “Docs” Chris and David, and a mentor teen named Emily. Emily acts as the narrator and guide, while the “Docs” lead the children though each day’s adventurous lesson. Along the journey, the children meet imaginary characters that make learning the anxiety reducing techniques easy and fun. There’s Doliver the mountain man, an old-timer who looks and sounds strange but who’s full of wit and wisdom. Krank is a Samurai Warrior who personifies the anxious feelings kids have within their bodies. He’s a crazy, sword swinging warrior who grabs the kids attention as they about what’s happening in their bodies when they experience fear. Krank’s opposite is Chill, a laid back surfer dude who teaches the kids how to relax. There’s also Kerplop the talking Beaver, Juan-Carlos the world-famous dog listener, and Detective Watson from Scotland Yard. The talents of 14 child actors and 6 adult actors were utilized to make Turnaround an audio adventure they’ll want to listen to again and again. That’s the beauty of Turnaround; the kids are learning scientifically researched anxiety busting techniques in way that feels fun, friendly, and emotionally engaging.

The Turnaround Audio Program includes:
    Turnaround Program for kids (10 CDs)
    Turnaround Journal, a 74 page workbook for kids
    Chill Kit, relaxation guide for kids (1 CD)
    Parent Guide, packed full of helpful information and techniques to help parents (2 CDs), and
A BONUS CD titled Med FAQs in also included. Med FAQs is an interview with nationally recognized Neuropsychiatrist, Dr. James Lee, offering a comprehensive discussion on the medications used to treat child anxiety is also included.
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release or for a demo, contact us at info@myanxiouschild.com or call ITR at (704) 208-4304 or (704) 293-2994 Please visit http://www.myanxiouschild.com to learn more about Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom.
About Informed Therapy Resources (ITR):
Informed Therapy Resources (ITR) is dedicated to creating mental health treatment programs that are scientifically based, proven clinically effective, and professionally developed- using creative, eye-catching audio visual materials

David Russ, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. David A. Russ is President and a Licensed Practicing Psychologist of Carolinas Counseling Group in Charlotte, NC. He and his partners have built a busy practice with 11 clinicians. His doctoral dissertation was original research about a novel treatment for anxiety. He is co-author of the book, “More Than Me,” published by NavPress. Dr. Russ has been an adjunct or visiting professor for four different graduate counseling programs. He has been continuously providing care for over 20 years. He has been happily married since 1983

Christopher T. McCarthy, MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christopher McCarthy, MEd, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating child anxiety disorders, teen behavioral issues, parent-child relationship issues, and couple conflict. He co-owns Informed Therapy Resources and co-created Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom̢Ң, a professional and creative audio program designed to help kids get free from anxiety and fear (myanxiouschild.com). He has 3 Masters Degrees and is finishing a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. He gives lectures on parenting and improving couple relationships. He has been in private practice since 1998 and is married with 3 children.


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