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Understanding and treating anxiety in children and teens
22nd September 2020 @ 09:30 - 16:00 BSTGBP153
Live Online – Join us on Tues 22nd September 2020 for this live online workshop. The information and skills covered are needed now more than ever since the outbreak of Covid-19 and you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. All you need is a quiet place to watch, a computer or tablet and a strong internet signal, the rest is easy – simply book your place as normal, and we will email you details of how to join the Zoom workshop.
NB The training will be recorded and made available for 2 weeks afterwards in case anyone experiences technical difficulties on the day.
Why take this course
More and more young people are finding life stressful and sometimes scary, and we, their therapists, teachers and parents, are not always sure how best to help them. Most anxious young people don’t believe us when we reassure them that everything will be fine. This can make us feel helpless too, unsure of what else we can do. Now with the coronavirus pandemic, treating anxiety in children and adolescents effectively has become even more urgent and relevant. How do we help the next generation become more resilient, less worried and more able to deal with life’s challenges?
Like all of us, children have emotional needs that have to be met well in order for them to thrive. They are also in the process of developing their resources to meet these needs, a crucial step for their current and future mental health. Bringing up the next generation is not easy – the world around us is becoming more complex, children do not always find their place in it and we are not always sure how to help. As unchecked anxiety can lead to more serious mental health problems, it’s key to help young people as early as possible.
This 1-day online workshop with Miriam Chachamu looks into the root causes of anxiety in children and adolescents, as well as the role families and schools can unwittingly play in exacerbating anxiety and fear, and practical steps they can take to help prevent it. You will leave with a richer understanding of what triggers anxiety in children and teens, why anxiety levels are rising, as well as a range of tips and tools to take away – this practical day includes demonstrations and practice sessions of tools for parents and professionals.
Course notes included
Take a look at the website for more details.