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Helping Children Reduce Anxiety in School and at Home

With Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, and host Jeffrey Goelitz

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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.

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.