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Seminar Detail

Anxiety in the Classroom

Where:
MCALLEN, TX
When:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, global terrorism and violence, extensive technology use, media overload, bullying and diversity issues, has produced a “shell shocked” generation of students struggling to manage their anxiety. The challenge for those working in schools is to recognize the increasing anxiety level in students and help them cope.

Christina Reese, LCPC, PHD, will teach you how, why and when anxiety develops in young people. The various manifestations for anxiety will be described, so that anxious students can be recognized and supported. Christina will help you distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders, and give you a principle for making this distinction in school settings. Most importantly, you will learn practical strategies that can be applied immediately in the classroom setting and schools to reduce anxiety, enhance teaching effectiveness, and promote maximum learning.
Objectives:

  1. Design effective strategies to decrease the stress response in kids with learning disabilities to improve information processing, listening skills, and comprehension.
  2. Summarize the different ways anxiety manifests in the classroom (worry, social isolation, attention deficits, etc.) and determine the appropriate strategy for reducing symptoms.
  3. Implement a three-step skill building model for stress management among young clients.
  4. Utilize classroom friendly calming and relaxation activities to keep students engaged.
  5. Determine the signs of normal aging vs anxiety disorders to enhance teaching effectiveness.
  6. Evaluate the impact deep breathing exercises have on anxiety to enable task completion in the classroom.
OUTLINE

Nature and Causes of Anxiety
  • How, when and why anxiety develops in children
  • The anxiety temperament (biological sensitivity)
  • The “anxiety personality” – assets and liabilities
  • The role of stress in anxiety
How Anxiety Manifests Itself in the Classroom
  • Perfectionism
  • Worry
  • Task avoidance
  • Restlessness and hyperactivity
  • Attention deficits
  • School avoidance
  • Social isolation
  • Depression and withdrawal
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Low motivation
  • Disorganization and poor time management
  • Academic inconsistency or decline
  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavior problems
Seven Key Anxiety Disorders: Symptoms and Case Examples
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder (including selective mutism)
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Classroom Interventions
  • Assessing stress level in students
  • 3-S approach to stress management (signs, sources and skillful solutions)
  • Focusing the mind for learning
  • Classroom friendly calming and relaxation activities
  • Encouraging “flow”
  • Mindfulness strategies
  • Relationship building with anxious students
  • Tips for reducing anxiety
  • Creating calm in the classroom
  • 3 questions: intervention for anxious parents
  • ”Responsive Classroom”: applications and research findings
  • Risk management with high-conflict divorce families
  • Managing technology use in and out of school
  • Best approach to bullying
  • Anxiety curriculum for schools (friends for life, lifeskills)
  • Special considerations for preschoolers
  • Behavioral health recommendations
  • How to be a role model for low stress and anxiety
Target Audience

  • Teachers
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • School Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

CHRISTINA REESE, LCPC, PHD

Christina Reese, LCPC, Ph.D., has been working with children impacted by trauma for over 15 years, and has recently completed training as a TBRI Practitioner. She helps children and their families impacted by a variety of traumas, providing both in-home and in-school therapy to these children. Over this time, Dr. Reese has partnered with schools in Baltimore County and Baltimore City to help teachers find interventions that get results in the classroom. A passionate advocate for children and their families, she has worked with children in court-ordered drug treatment at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, as well as in residential treatment centers and in the community. Dr. Reese, a recognized attachment and trauma professional, has created a comprehensive guide that explains attachment over a lifetime. Her book, Attachment: 60 Trauma-Informed Assessment and Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan, released in October 2018, offers trauma-informed strategies to facilitate connection, rebuild trust and restore positive emotions.

Dr. Reese is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland and Pennsylvania as well as a licensed clinical supervisor. She received her master’s degree in community counseling from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD and her Ph.D. in counselor education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Past work experiences include being director of a mental health clinic and the case manager of the Howard county Cold Weather Shelter, working with homeless individuals and families. Additionally, Dr. Reese is very passionate about her work focusing on attachment and has extensive experience with adoptive families and with children in foster care.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Christina Rice has an employment relationship with Mosaic Community Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Christina Rice has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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