Anxiety Awareness: Empowering Students with Help and Hope

Course 5102

Mental health professionals are shining a light on the pervasiveness of anxiety, highlighting the need for increased awareness and attention to this issue. Young people are notably affected: anxiety affects 1 in 5 children, and 70% of teens say that anxiety is a major problem facing their age group.This course will give educational professionals the tools they need to support students who have anxiety, including foundational knowledge about anxiety, its symptoms, and a look at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Utilizing clips from the documentary, "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety," participants will complete the course with ready to implement strategies for teaching coping skills, ideas for accommodations, and considerations for tools and processes to support students who have anxiety.

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use provided prompts specific to anxiety to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional educational practice.
  • Design a method for creating appropriate accommodations for students with anxiety.
  • Prepare a collaborative communication tool to keep colleagues informed about students with anxiety and create a plan for discussing the impact of anxiety with students.
  • Implement Cognitive Behavior Model (CBT) strategies to help students process behaviors related to anxiety.
  • Develop an action plan to challenge the status quo related to safe classroom spaces, supportive relationships with students, and coping strategies for managing anxiety.
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