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January 29, 2020

Understanding Anxiety: Schools and Anxiety

One of the most anxiety-inducing things to contemplate is school safety. Schools are now rehearsing lockdowns and safety drills for a variety of different we-hope-it-never-happens scenarios. While some argue these practices are catalysts for fear and anxiety, others argue they are necessary to equip students, teachers, and schools with plans for how to respond to a crisis. In Part III of our 3-part series on anxiety, you will learn how issues of school safety can create anxiety for all, including those in charge of keeping students safe at school.
About the Presenter: Jaime McNatt is a practitioner with 18+ years of experience in the educational field including school mental health, maladaptive coping strategies, and social media addictions, all of which have given Ms.McNatt first-hand experience in developmental vulnerabilities and the development of the skills needed to achieve personal wellness. As a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a licensed School Social Worker, McNatt takes a strength-based approach and utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques focusing on the uniqueness of each client. She is certified in EMDR and trained in the Gottman method, ACT (Acceptance-Commitment-Therapy), mindfulness practices, Yoga Calm, and CBT.
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