A Toolbox to Support Anxious Youth in Schools
Mental health issues are on the rise and rates of anxiety are growing. We'll talk about anxiety, how it shows up at school, and how we can unintentionally reinforce it. We will build research based activities tailored for immediate use with your students and material that you can
share with your school staff.
This course aims to:
Standard A: Students will demonstrate the dispositions, knowledge, and skills to develop and maintain positive relationships with self and others.
Standard B: Students will make decisions, solve problems, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve personal goals.
Global Perspectives & Identity Development
Standard D: Students will demonstrate the dispositions, knowledge, and skills to manage transition effectively
Standard A: Students will demonstrate the dispositions, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and throughout life
B-SS 3. Provide short-term counseling in small-group and individual
M 5. Effective school counseling is a collaborative process involving
school counselors, students, families, teachers, administrators, other
school staff and education stakeholders.
M 6. School counselors are leaders in the school, district, state and
This course is intended for school counselors who are actively working within a school setting at this time. It will be most beneficial for those who practice individual or group counseling.
How would you describe your current methods of supporting anxious students?
How have my current interventions been working to support those students?
How would I describe my school’s approach to supporting students’ behavioral and emotional health? If you were a student in your school and were struggling, what resources would be available to you?
Participants will have knowledge about:
Participants will be able to:
About the Facilitator
Tara is also the Founder & CEO of Feelings in Motion, a company producing educational games that support the social and emotional health of children around the globe. Currently, she works with Linden Education providing assessment and counseling to international students while running her two companies from Berlin.
Dates and times of offerings
December 07, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM GMT
Time commitment between sessions
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