Managing Anxiety in the Classroom: Cultivating Understanding and Healing

Panic attacks, racing thoughts, headaches and stomach aches, separation anxiety, phobias, obsessions/compulsions, aggression, tantrums, and avoidance. . . anxiety has many faces, and at this workshop educational professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children and adolescents better manage it.

Research and theory in the field of mental health, education, and interpersonal neurobiology will be explored and professionals will be given resources and direct tools to help the children and adolescents they work with to overcome this emotional obstacle and foster stronger emotion regulation in their classrooms and schools.

Instructional Objectives:

  • Identify neurobiological and physiological mechanisms that underlie anxiety
  • Describe ways in which attachment styles can contribute to anxiety in youth
  • Recognize environmental and societal factors that contribute towards the increase in anxiety amongst children
  • Implement a variety of emotion regulation strategies
  • Discuss ways to communicate to parents what is going on for their children
  • Identify developmentally appropriate* resources for youth outside the school setting
  • Explore naturopathic options to foster physiological and emotion regulation

Location:

Central Alberta Regional Consortium
8 Page Ave
Red Deer, AB

Date & Time:

December 3, 2019 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.