The rate of anxiety in children is a mental health crisis with 1 in 3 children suffering from an anxiety disorder. And, nearly 80% of these children and teens suffer without help.
As a teacher, administrator, or guidance counselor, you know the struggles of children with anxiety. They often have academic and social challenges, in addition to being at risk for low self-esteem and substance abuse. And, while you know the risk factors, you likely struggle to meet the needs of students with anxiety.
You are not alone.
For years, we have delivered live, in-person trainings to school communities and have listened to others just like you. We’ve heard your need for effective tools to coach students into living well with anxiety.
Once you purchase this class, you can download it so that you can share it with your school in the format and timeframe that works for you.
Teachers and staff will develop language and action steps that help students become more resilient
Parents will understand the role of anxiety in families and how to partner with schools to help their children live well with anxiety.
Students will learn why they feel anxious and specific steps to feel better.
Everyone will learn skills to shift out of avoidance and accommodations and into doing what they value even when they feel anxious.
In any setting, show the video, create small groups to process, and let the group leader use the handout with questions to aid in processing. Through processing, you create a safe environment for everyone to share their experience with anxiety. And, processing also helps set the conditions for future success at tackling the challenges of anxiety for your whole school community.
We are therapists turned trainers with a passion for helping people live well with anxiety. We are nationally respected speakers and authors.
We have been training school systems in evidence-based anxiety treatment for over 10 years now.
There is a universal agreement that spending an hour or two in consultation with Kimberly or Elizabeth is well worth the time and effort.
...brought new life to our work!
...a fantastic partner in this endeavor
I tell everyone I can that they absolutely HAVE to go to one of your workshops if they get the chance!
And, once educators can identify anxiety in students, they can immediately implement language that is helpful.
Your entire school community will start to see results as soon as they apply the strategies and language.
What's Different About This Program?
Anxiety Training for Schools shifts away from the old paradigm of accommodating the anxious thoughts and behavior of students. And, it leans into the evidence-based practice of increased tolerance of uncertainty and discomfort to manage anxiety.
Does this Program Address the Pandemic?
Yes. Each class for parents, staff and students includes information about how to cope with the anxiety of the special situation of the pandemic.
Can You Guarantee It Works?
By implementing the paradoxical strategies of this program, we guarantee that you will have everything your school community needs to turn anxiety around and help your anxious students thrive!
Listen to a student share his experience with anxiety and how he got better.
listen to the powerful story of a family and learn how accommodating their daughter's anxiety was the opposite of what was helpful. Witness how appropriately handling anxiety freed their family.
Your teachers will continue to write accommodations for students who can’t handle their symptoms. And, tensions will continue to rise in your school community as you battle out which approach works best.
Maybe you know this cycle of implementing strategies that only serve to strengthen the hold of anxiety on your students?
The good news is that Anxiety Training for Schools will help you break that cycle.
identify anxiety symptoms and triggers and
develop strategies to help the student increase their tolerance of uncertainty and distress
Anxiety Training has a history of strategic partnerships with organizations like PESI, NYCBT, and New York City Public Schools. Their evidence-based classes and courses in Cognitive Behavior Therapy help professionals build confident, successful practices that change lives.
Cofounders and anxiety experts Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, and Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C bring over 50 years of experience and leadership in anxiety and OCD treatment to Anxiety Training.
Kimberly Morrow, LCSW
Kimberly Morrow earned the Clinician Outreach Award (2012) and the Member of Distinction Award (2015) from Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA).
She is a graduate of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Institute. She sits on the board for OCD Pennsylvania. She wrote Face It and Feel It: 10 Simple (But Not Easy) Ways to Live Well with Anxiety. She co-authored CBT for Anxiety: A Step-By-Step Training Manual for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry and OCD with Spencer.
Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C
Elizabeth DuPont Spencer is a graduate of Columbia University and is a Clinical Fellow of ADAA. She was also earner the Clinician Outreach Award (2012) and the Clinician of Distinction (2017) from ADAA.
She has co-authored several books, including The Anxiety Cure and The Anxiety Cure for Kids.
Anxiety about the Pandemic: for Students
Questions to Facilitate Group Discussion
$1,500.00AnxietyTraining in the Schools: Parent, Staff, and Student Bundle