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Helping Children Reduce Anxiety in School and at Home

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Helping Children Reduce Anxiety in School and at Home

Join Jessica Minahan MEd, BCBA, and host Jeffrey Goelitz, HMI’s Director of Education, for a free webinar Helping Children Reduce Anxiety in School and at Home on August 3, 2019.

Anxiety is the leading mental health issue among today’s youth, and it is rising. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in three thirteen-eighteen-year-olds has already experienced a major anxiety disorder. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behavior is a crucial first step. Then clear prevention strategies follow. A successful intervention avoids the old-fashioned reward and punishment-based system from traditional behavior plans and instead focuses on the use of preventive strategies including explicit instruction on coping skills, self-monitoring, and alternative responses.

Woven throughout this one-hour long webinar will be helpful case studies, humorous stories, and examples of proactive responses to common student challenges. Participants will be able to implement several preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety and negative thinking, increasing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self-monitoring.

Helping Children Reduce Anxiety in School and at Home

(A free HeartMath webinar)

Saturday, August 3, 2019

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In this webinar, Jessica Minahan will cover:

  • Prevalence of anxiety in today’s youth.
  • How does anxiety show up in the lives of youth?
  • Simple anxiety-reducing tools and strategies for everyday application.
  • Common behavior techniques that might not be helpful.
  • Reducing negative thinking toward academics.
Jessica Minahan

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst, special educator, doctoral student, as well as a consultant to schools ( Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems. She is the co-author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

Jeffrey Goelitz

Jeffrey Goelitz, Director of Education, HeartMath Institute, regularly consults with education professionals, mental health specialists and parents around the U.S., Mexico and Canada to improve youth well-being, parent-child communication and classroom climate and performance. Goelitz is the co-author of Using emWave® Technology For Children With ADHD, The College De-Stress Handbook, Transforming Stress for Teens, The Smart Brain Wise Heart™ online program and the forthcoming preschool-first grade program, HeartSmarts® Adventure.

Helping Children Reduce Anxiety in School and at Home

(A free HeartMath webinar)

Saturday, August 3, 2019

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The following website is a time conversion site for determining the exact time the webinar will take place in your Local Time Zone.

Go to and follow these simple instructions to determine the webinar times for your area:

  • For Select time and place to convert from, choose San Francisco, Calif.
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The Helping Children Reduce Anxiety in School and at Home webinar will be recorded. You will receive a replay link within a few days after the discussion.

We look forward to having you join us for this very informative webinar.