About Kathryn Crumpton

Kathryn Crumpton joined the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Milwaukee in 1990, following nine years of working in insurance and banking in Minnesota. She is currently the manager of CCCS of Greater Milwaukee and the Center for Financial Wellness. She is also a certified credit counselor – the second person to be certified in the State of Wisconsin. In addition to managing the daily operations, Kathryn provides numerous one-time and multi-session educational programs to a variety of audiences including, clients, high school and college students, community organizations, employers, labor unions and churches. She developed an in depth workshop to improve basic money management skills entitled “In Balance." Kathryn is frequently featured by local news media sharing her expertise on credit, money management and other consumer-related topics.

Is back-to-school a season of anxiety for your child?

Is your child excited about starting back in the classroom? Or is your child scared, anxious or reluctant to attend school?

A new school year, unfamiliar classroom, new teachers, and new classmates can be sources of anxiety for children and parents. What level of anxiety is “normal”? Is anxiety disrupting routine activities for your child? Being fearful of getting on the school bus can be a sign of extreme anxiety. So can refusing to go out to recess, or participate in class activities.

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports that anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

If you feel your child is experiencing extreme anxiety, find out how Aurora’s Child and Adolescent Day Treatment program can help.

Aurora Behavioral Health Services offers complete mental health treatment options, provided by highly trained professionals in a caring, confidential manner to meet individual and family needs.  If you or someone you know needs help, contact us — online or by phone at 1-877-666-7223 — as soon as possible.