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Lisa Damour, PhD


Confronting Stress and Anxiety in Girls

Tue Dec 10, 9:30am • The Nueva School

Tue Dec 10, 7:00pm • Sacred Heart Schools

Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls. Research finds that the number of girls who said that they often felt nervous, worried, or fearful jumped 55% from 2009 to 2014. In her talk, Lisa Damour will discuss psychological pressure and explain the surprising and underappreciated value of stress and anxiety: that stress can helpfully stretch us beyond our comfort zones, and anxiety can play a key role in keeping girls safe.



The Common Ground Speaker Series presents distinguished speakers in education, parenting and health at venues across the San Francisco Peninsula. Parents, faculty and staff at our 43 member schools attend Common Ground events free of charge. Guests not affiliated with a member school may attend for a $20 fee at the door.

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Upcoming Events:

Confronting Stress and
Anxiety in Girls

Featuring Lisa Damour, PhD

December 10, 2019

How Unconscious Bias
Shapes Behavior

Featuring Jennifer Eberhardt, PhD
In Conversation with
Julie Lythcott-Haims

January 15, 2020

Giving Youth Sports Back
to our Kids

Featuring John O’Sullivan

January 27, 2020

January 28, 2020

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