SMG- CAN & the Andrew Kukes Foundation: Selective Mutism Expert Training for Professionals

Dear Friends & Colleagues: You are invited to attend a 2-day workshop for professionals working with children who have been diagnosed with Selective Mutism (SM). This workshop is funded by a grant from the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety ( Click here to read more and register for this event.

2015 Selective Mutism Conference–Early Bird ends September 10!

(From Selective Mutism Group) Early Bird registration ends on September 10! You are encouraged to register before September 10 to obtain early bird pricing. As mentioned previously, please note the change in time for the 2015 SMG-SMart Center Conference. The new time is 8:30am-5:15pm. Please see our agenda below. We hope to see you there! READ MORE »

The Importance of Recognizing and Treating Social Anxiety

Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety Co-Founder Jeff Kukes shares his son Andy’s story to discusses the importance of treating social anxiety and Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May explains the link between social anxiety and depression with WPLG Miami in April 2015 in support of AKFSA grantee Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s community event “Anxious Children READ MORE »

Social Superheroes is a program designed to address social anxiety in children

This summer, Thriving Minds Behavioral Health is offering a social skills program for children ages 5-7 who seem fearful, shy, or reluctant to interact with others or who demonstrate characteristics of Social Anxiety Disorder or Selective Mutism. Social Superheroes is a social skills group intended to address social anxiety concerns in children. The skills are READ MORE »

Treating Children, Adolescents, and Teens With Anxiety and Depression

Listen to WBEZ91.5 Morning Shift: The impact of social anxiety on teenagers Treating Children, Adolescents, and Teens With Anxiety and Depression Free Community Event Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:00 – 4:00 pm Marriott Ballroom – 4th floor Chicago Marriott Downtown 540 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Illinois Download registration form.** Co-sponsored with the Anxiety and Depression READ MORE »

Social Anxiety: A Hidden Disorder Presentation

Jeff Kukes, Patty Kukes and Dr. Joseph Himle to speak at the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies’ Annual Conference Thanks to the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. James Grosfeld, AKFSA had a major presence at the recent Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies’ (AJFCA) Annual Conference
 held at the Arizona Biltmore READ MORE »

AKFSA featured in Ann Arbor Journal

The Ann Arbor Journal recently ran an article featuring our partnership with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (MPI) to develop better treatments for individuals suffering from social anxiety.  MPI will monitor outcomes with statistical evaluation with the hope of developing an approach that will serves as a model for mental health professionals across the United States. Read READ MORE »

Join us at Florida Atlantic University on March 14 to Demystify Social Anxiety

An Afternoon of Understanding: Demystifying Social Anxiety The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety is proud to present Dr. Andrew Rosen, Ph.D., FAACP. Dr. Rosen’s presentation will discuss how social anxiety affects children, adolescents and adults. Following this free presentation, we will open the floor up for questions and discussion. Please join us as we come READ MORE »

Update: New Event Details for A Conversation with Jeff and Patty Kukes

On what would have been their son Andrew’s 33rd birthday, Jeff and Patty Kukes will tell his story and the journey they went on to find help for Andy. They will discuss the birth of the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety, the inspiring work currently underway and the long road ahead. They will answer READ MORE »

Misunderstood No More: Examining the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety.

The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety and Macomb Community Mental Health invites you to join us for this educational event created for professionals, sufferers, family members and friends to gain a better understanding of social anxiety and the importance of proper diagnosis, treatment and support. The event will showcase a presentation by social anxiety READ MORE »