Recognizing and Managing Anxiety in the Classroom
This course is designed to help educators navigate the nuances involved with recognizing and addressing anxiety and stress in K-12 students. John Piacentini, PhD, ABPP, Director, Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support (CARES) joins his colleagues, Monica Wu, PhD, Kate Sheehan, LCSW, and Emily Ricketts, PhD in discussing common manifestations of anxiety. Video vignettes engage the learner to better understand various ways in which anxiety may thwart a child’s academic, emotional, and social development. Practical strategies for individual and classroom use are offered for elementary through high school.
- Differentiate between fear, stress, and anxiety
- Identify warning signs of anxiety
- Recognize students struggling with problematic anxiety
- Apply effective strategies for reducing and managing anxiety at the individual and classroom levels
- Utilize practical tools to partner with parents/caregivers and bridge home to school communication