Health listings for Dec. 19

TUESDAY, DEC. 23
BRISTOL
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Rd., Bristol. 1-800-733-2767.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24
SOUTHINGTON
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Legion Hall, 66 Main St., Southington. 1-800-733-2767.

THURSDAY, JAN. 22
SOUTHINGTON
HELPING CHILDREN OVERCOME ANXIETY. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Next topic of Southington Youth Services Parent Information Series. Anxiety problems in children are a growing concern: separation anxiety, test anxiety, performance anxiety, social anxiety, etc. seem to be more common. Parents play a significant role in helping children prevent, manage, and overcome anxiety and this workshop will cover topics including the causes of anxiety and practical ways parents can help children reduce anxiety symptoms, and avoidance behavior. Presenter is Dr. Thomas Finn, a psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the treatment of anxiety. Only available to Southington residents. Southington Youth Services, 196 North Main St., Municipal Center, Southington. Limited space. (860) 276-6281. Register.health