News & Events


Literacy Live 2017



Coffee and Conversation


Kristen M. Ohlenforst, PhD


Barking Back at Worries:

Playful strategies for managing childhood anxiety


Friday, September 29

8:30 am 

OHA Library



Everyone has worries! Not all worries are bad—some worries actually keep us safe and healthy. Some worries, however, are so powerful that they undermine healthy coping skills and decision-making. Children and adults alike can struggle with such worries…and everyone needs developmentally appropriate tools for “bossing back” one’s worries. In her presentation, Dr. Ohlenforst will address common triggers for anxiety during childhood and adolescence and how the parental response impacts a child’s worries and outlook. Subsequently, she’ll review basic tools/strategies for managing childhood (and parents’!) worries, including strategies portrayed in her first co-authored children's picture book, Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare.


All parents are invited to join us for a cup of coffee and some conversation.  This event will provide a parental perspective on the upcoming Literacy Live event scheduled for our students, Wednesday, October 4th. Submit attached Pre-order Book Form to reserve your copy of Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare.




Jaime D. Crowley, PhD and Moose


                   Wednesday, October 4

                   OHA Library and Gym

                   9:00 am - Noon


Literacy Live is a wonderful event that celebrates all aspects of literacy, by giving our students an opportunity to meet an author or illustrator and hear about the literary process. We are excited to welcome Dr. Jaime D. Crowley as our guest speaker for Oak Hill Academy’s 8th Annual Literacy Live.  Dr. Crowley will be presenting on Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare, a therapeutic children’s book she co-authored with Kristen Ohlenforst, Ph.D.  She will use Moose’s relatable adventures to teach students how to identify and “bark back” at their worried thoughts.  Via story-telling, colorful illustrations, and a therapeutic worksheet, she’ll teach students how to transform their worried thoughts into brave ones as well as additional stress management tools.

Book Signing

The real Moose will also make a special appearance and there will be opportunities to have your book “pawtographed.”  Books will be available for sale at both parent and student events.  The cost of the book is $18.39.  Payment can be made by cash, credit card (MasterCard or Visa only) and check. Please make checks payable to Moose Literary, LLC. 



Literacy Live has become a highlight of Oak Hill Academy's school year. We have loved learning about all aspects of literacy through these wonderful visiting guests:

2017 - Dr. Jaime D. Crowley and Dr. Kristen M. Ohlenforst

2016 - Michael Anthony Steele

2015 - Susan Stevens Crummel

2014 - Kimberly Willis Holt

2013 - Polly Holyoke

2012 - Melissa M. Williams

2011 - Paul O. Zelinsky

2010 - Avi