Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

Term 1| Understanding & Managing Children's Anxiety

Description

Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Please note: Distance learning participants may be joining this session via Webinar.

Aim
Gain a basic understanding of anxiety and how it particularly relates to children. Learn how to support parents/workers with anxious children to feel confident and competent to manage anxious behaviours in a way that promotes the child’s bravery and wellbeing. 

Overview
• General psychoeducation about anxiety
• Why do some ‘suffer’ from anxiety and others don’t
• Why are the adults so vital in helping children manage anxiety
• What can adults do
• Strategies that children can use directly 

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Make sense of anxiety and how it relates to children (and possibly themselves)
• Opportunities for discussion around specific situations
• Build confidence around ‘what to do when’ 
• See great gains in children's confidence through taking charge of anxiety and not being afraid of fear

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau

 

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