Children and Anxiety Management

Learn how to help your child control their anxiety!
Course Created by Kimberly Krasowski
I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and adults for the past 18 years. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. I had already gained experience working in homeless and battered women's shelters and I was eager to pursue a career in the mental health field. I began working on my Master of Arts degree at Lesley University. During my time there, I worked in elementary schools as a counselor intern as well as an Outpatient Clinician for a local counseling organization. Upon graduation, I began working for another local mental health clinic, most often working with clients and families in their homes. For the past 14 years, I have worked full-time as an elementary school counselor in a K-5 building. I've also been providing counseling online part-time for the past few years.

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Although anxiety is a normal emotion that we experience throughout our lives, it can be debilitating for so many. Anxiety can be hereditary and it can also be due to the development of negative thinking patterns and behavior. Regardless of the reason, it can be heartbreaking to watch a child struggle with anxiety. We wish to be able to take away the fear instantly, but unfortunately, this cannot happen. It is critical for children to learn appropriate strategies to manage their anxiety so that they may develop into successful and independent adults. Children can learn to manage their anxiety through guided practice of strategies.

This course is about the basics of anxiety in children, including the signs and symptoms and what kinds of fears are considered typical or normal for children. Strategies, besides medication, are available to manage anxiety, including Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Exercise, Cognitive-Behavioral techniques and more. There are also numerous resources through books, both for adults and children, and apps for smartphones and devices that can be used with children to help them learn to cope. Should a child's anxiety be so intense that it is impacting the child's ability to learn in the classroom, there are accommodations that can be implemented by the classroom teacher and school personnel in order to help the child meet success. Section 504 Plans and Individual Education Plans are discussed at length in order to educate parents as to the plans that are available for which their child may qualify.

Any individual who has or knows an anxious child can benefit from taking this course, including parents, caregivers, school personnel, and coaches. The course is brief and can be completed within the matter of an hour. It is structured with video content and text to provide a comprehensive understanding of anxiety. Additional links are provided for further readings.

Kimberly Krasowski
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Course Objectives

  • Get an understanding on the basic biology of anxiety
  • Understand the signs and symptoms of anxiety in children
  • Understand the difference between periodic anxious behavior and an anxiety disorder
  • Learn the diagnostic criteria for the major anxiety disorders in children
  • Learn the major treatment strategies for managing anxiety in children
  • Learn what kinds of resources are available for children and adults

Who Is This For?

  • People seeking basic knowledge about anxiety in children and its treatment
  • Individuals who are eager to learn how to aid an anxious child, whether parent, teacher, babysitter, student, etc
  • This course is probably not for you if you have been working the field of mental health for some time.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Course!

  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 2
    Overview of the Course
    1 slides

Chapter 2: General Information About Anxiety

  • Lesson 3
    What is Anxiety?
  • Lesson 4
    The Biology of Anxiety
  • Lesson 5
    Common Signs & Symptoms of …
  • Lesson 6
    Typical Fears for Children …

Chapter 3: Anxiety Disorders

  • Lesson 7
    What is an Anxiety Disorder?
    1 slides
  • Lesson 8
    Separation Anxiety
  • Lesson 9
    Social Phobia
  • Lesson 10
    Specific Phobia
  • Lesson 11
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Lesson 12
    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Lesson 13
    Acute Stress Disorder
  • Lesson 14
    Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Chapter 4: Treatment Options & Management Strategies

  • Lesson 15
    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Lesson 16
  • Lesson 17
  • Lesson 18
  • Lesson 19
    Abdominal Breathing
    2 slides
  • Lesson 20
    Progressive Muscle Relaxation
    4 slides

Chapter 5: Parent Resources

  • Lesson 21
    Books for Adults
  • Lesson 22
    Books for Children
  • Lesson 23
    Apps for iPads, iPods, and …

Chapter 6: Section 504 Plans & Accommodations in the Classroom

  • Lesson 24
    What is a Section 504 Plan?
  • Lesson 25
    Sample Section 504 Accommod…
  • Lesson 26
    What is an Individualized E…
    2 slides

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