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Course Description

This program has been approved for 6 Category A Continuing Education Credits by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter, Auth. #3588

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychological disorders affecting children, and can interfere with learning, relationships, and important developmental activities. Child anxiety can manifest in many different ways, making it difficult for educators to accurately identify and address. The good news is that anxiety disorders can be treated effectively with cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, evidence-based psychotherapy that focuses on development of coping skills. This program will provide information on anxiety symptoms and disorders, as well as how these manifest in the school setting and can have an effect on the academic experience. Information will be geared toward children ages 6 to 12, the typical age of onset for anxiety disorders. Educators will practice identifying “red flags” indicating anxiety symptoms and what factors might be contributing to them. They will also develop a theoretical framework for how to think about anxiety, drawing from cognitive-behavioral theory. Finally, educators will learn strategies to help anxious children develop coping skills and practice them in the school setting.

Course Outline

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is traditionally a face-to-face classroom training program, but the Summer/Fall 2020 Semester section will be held online as we prioritize distance learning in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This program has been approved for 6 Category A Continuing Education Credits by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter, Auth. #3588

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychological disorders affecting children, and can interfere with learning, relationships, and important developmental activities. Child anxiety can manifest in many different ways, making it difficult for educators to accurately identify and address. The good news is that anxiety disorders can be treated effectively with cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, evidence-based psychotherapy that focuses on development of coping skills. This program will provide information on anxiety symptoms and disorders, as well as how these manifest in the school setting and can have an effect on the academic experience. Information will be geared toward children ages 6 to 12, the typical age of onset for anxiety disorders. This training will also cover anxiety that is associated with new challenges brought on by remote/online instruction and strategies to address this. Educators will practice identifying “red flags” indicating anxiety symptoms and what factors might be contributing to them. They will also develop a theoretical framework for how to think about anxiety, drawing from cognitive-behavioral theory. Finally, educators will learn strategies to help anxious children develop coping skills and practice them in the school setting.

Accrediting Associations

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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