Anxiety in Children & Students: Supporting School Communities

Anxiety in Children & Students || AnxietyTraining.com in SchoolsThe rise of anxiety in children and students is a mental health crisis facing 1 in 3 youth in our country. And, nearly 80% of these children and teens suffer without help or a diagnosis.

As a teacher, administrator, or guidance counselor, you know the struggles of children and students with anxiety. They often have academic and social challenges, in addition to their risks for low self-esteem and substance abuse. And, while you know the risk factors, you likely struggle to meet the needs of student anxiety in your classroom and school. 

You are not alone.

For 10 years, we have delivered live, in-person trainings to school communities and have listened to others just like you. We’ve heard your need for effective tools to coach students into living well with anxiety. 

What We Offer to School Districts for Coaching Students with Anxiety

AnxietyTraining.com for Schools is a virtual training series for school communities (teachers, staff, students, and parents) to help children and students take back their lives from anxiety, to face their fears, and live a life they value. It provides an actionable, evidence-based approach for parents, teachers, and staff to coach students. 

This program teaches your whole school community

  • what happens in the brain to engage the anxiety response and   
  • how to retrain the brain to handle uncertainty, change, and distress. 
And it does so through three, engaging trainings: 
 
  • Tools to Help Your Students Live Well with Distress and Uncertainty for Staff
  • Winning the Anxiety Game for Students
  • Helping Your Child be Effective with Anxiety for Parents

What Makes this Program Successful in Helping Children & Students with Anxiety? 

AnxietyTraining.com for Schools uses a unique, three-tiered system that trains teachers and staff, parents, and students in the same techniques, using the same language to coach students with anxiety. This unified approach empowers your school community to embrace the anxiety paradox: walking towards fear, talking back to worry, and sitting in discomfort are the keys to changing our relationship with fear. 

Your school district and parents will learn how to support children and students with anxiety in these ways.   

  • Teachers and staff will develop language and action steps that help anxious students become more resilient. 
  • Parents will understand the role of anxiety in families and how to partner with schools to help their children live well with anxiety.
  • Students will learn why they feel anxious and specific steps to feel better.
  • Everyone will learn skills to shift out of avoidance and accommodations and into doing what they value even when they feel anxious.

Why Trust AnxietyTraining.com?

At Anxietytraining.com, we (co-founders Kimberly and Elizabeth) are anxiety treatment specialists with over 50 years of combined experience. We are therapists turned trainers with a passion for helping people live well with anxiety disorders. We are nationally respected speakers and author experts.

For 10 years, we have been training school systems in evidence-based anxiety coaching for children and students. 

Read more about AnxietyTraining.com and our company founders, Kimberly Morrow, LCSW and Elizabeth Dupond Spencer, LCSW-C.   

AnxietyTraining.com has had many requests from school districts for trainings and webinars for the upcoming year. In response, we have given this careful thought and will be providing 3 offerings that will be about 45 min each. These can be used as stand- alone webinars for students and staff to watch and/or discuss with each other. We would also be happy to provide a live option that you would host where we would watch the webinars together and provide online Q&A. If you have any questions, please contact us at Kimberly@anxietytraining.com. 

1. For Staff: Tools to Help Students Live Well with Distress and Uncertainty (Coming soon!)

2. For Students: Effective Strategies to Develop Resilience During Challenging and Uncertain Times (Coming soon!)

3. For Parents: Coronavirus Stress: 10 Simple and Powerful Coping Strategies for Parents (this is up and available on our website-some schools have already put it on their parent portals)

Anxiety Resources & Support For Your Students, Parents, Teachers & Staff

1 Comprehensive Program with 3 Classes to Share with Everyone in your School Community.

For Teachers and Staff

Tools to Help Students Live Well with Distress and Uncertainty

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Benefits

Kimberly Morrow, LCSW and Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C, have provided our mental health staff with tangible and practical information and guidance in our work with students experiencing Anxiety and the associated behavioral issues. Their ability to consult on K-12 cases and provide direction has allowed our staff and students to move forward toward positive outcomes. There is universal agreement that spending an hour or two in consultation with Kimberly or Elizabeth is well worth the time and effort. We look forward to a sustained and continual relationship with AnxietyTraining.com.

1 Comprehensive Program with 3 Classes to Share with Everyone in your School Community.

For Parents

Coronavirus Stress: 10 Simple and Powerful Coping Strategies for Parents

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Benefits for Families

When I received Kimberly Morrow's flyer in the mail offering a one-day workshop ‘Face It & Feel It,’ I was skeptical that so much material on the treatment of anxiety could be presented in such a short amount of time. I was not disappointed. In fact, it has been a while since I attended a workshop that offered so many treatment strategies in such a succinct, down-to-earth, client-friendly, and efficient manner. Kimberly has a special gift of delivery of the material that she has so obviously mastered in her practice over the years. I have been sharing the workshop ‘gems’ with my colleagues and we look forward to incorporating them into our therapy sessions. She has brought new life to our work!

For Students

Effective Strategies to Develop Resilience During Challenging and Uncertain Times

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Your workshops have really inspired me and re-energized me around feeling like I can really help those with anxiety (we are just seeing SO much of it in our building alone)! I tell everyone I can that they absolutely HAVE to go to one of your workshops if they get the chance! Thanks again!

When Will We See Results in Our Students with Anxiety?

Immediately. And we mean it.  

Once students understand the brain and how to change it, they can implement these skills quickly. This is especially true when they have the combined support of their teachers, staff, and parents.  

And, once educators can identify anxiety in children and students, they can immediately implement language that is helpful. 

Your entire school community will see positive results as soon as they apply the strategies and language.  

What’s Different About This Program?

AnxietyTraining.com for Schools shifts away from the harmful paradigm of accommodating the anxious thoughts and behavior of students. And, it leans into the evidence-based practice of increased tolerance of uncertainty and discomfort to manage anxiety.

This program includes engaging real-life stories from students and parents. 

  • Listen to a student share his experience with anxiety and how he got better. 
  • View to the powerful story of a family and learn how accommodating their daughter’s anxiety was the opposite of what was helpful. Witness how appropriately handling anxiety freed their family. 

We’ve included printable handouts, including a special resource with easy-to-implement strategies for coaching children and students through anxiety.   

Does this Program Address the Pandemic?

Yes. 

If you act now and purchase the entire AnxietyTraining.com for Schools Program, you’ll also receive “Coronavirus Stress: 10 Simple and Powerful Coping Strategies for Parents” as a free, bonus resource. 

Act Now & Break the Cycle of Student Anxiety

Without a unified, evidence-based approach, the number of anxious students in your school will steadily increase. Your teachers will continue to write accommodations for students who can’t handle their symptoms.  And, tensions will continue to escalate in your school community as you battle out which approach works best.

Maybe you know this cycle of implementing strategies that only serve to strengthen the hold of anxiety on your students?

Bonus Class Included With the Full Program

ANXIETY TRAINING IN THE SCHOOLS: CORONAVIRUS STRESS --10 SIMPLE AND POWERFUL COPING STRATEGIES FOR PARENTS

This timely and urgent bonus content will help your school community be ready to start the school year with a resilient mindset! 

It includes a 45-min training to help parents navigate the challenges of work while parenting and helping their children succeed with online learning. Parents will 

  • understand how anxiety and stress work,
  • outline a way through fear to taking reasonable risks that allow their families to live a valued life, &
  • learn 10 simple tips that can help them navigate the pandemic.

This bonus also includes 10 companion mini-lessons, carefully curated to represent a diversity of genders, races, and life stages to provide an experiential component.  

1 Comprehensive Program with 3 Classes to Share with Everyone in your School Community.

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