Anxiety persists for many students throughout the school year and can worsen as academic pressures become greater. A first grade boy clings to his parent at the start of the school day. A fourth grade girl constantly asks to use the restroom because she is compulsively washing her hands. A seventh grade boy still panics before tests and his grades are suffering. Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in childhood and adolescence, and the emotional and behavioral symptoms are usually present at school. This workshop examines the causes, symptoms, and treatments of childhood anxiety. Participants will learn applicable strategies and reasonable accommodations to support anxious students in the classroom. Additionally, participants will explore the Museum to complete a corresponding activity.
Recommended for educators, instructional assistants, counselors, school psychologists, administrators, and out-of-school time providers of students in grades K-8.
Catherine Mallam, M.S. is a School Counselor in the Harverford Township School District. She has over twenty-five years of experience working successfully with anxious students.
The workshop fee for previous participants is $85, with a $10 reward toward Museum merchandise if you refer a new participant to this workshop. The workshop fee for first-time participants is $60. The cost for a sandwich boxed-lunch at the workshop is $12, or you can choose not to purchase a lunch.
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*Participants earn 7.5 hours of credit for attending a full-day workshop. An additional 7.5 hours may be earned through the completion of a homework assignment.