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When Anxiety Affects Education: Helping Children and Adolescents with School-Related Anxiety

150 150 DC Special Education Cooperative

September 26, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Lab School of Washington, 4759 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

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Children are being raised during an unprecedented era of anxiety. The research tells us that 38% of girls and 26%of boys will be identified with an anxiety disorder prior to their 18th birthday. In addition, teens report higher level stress than their adults counterparts for the first time since data has been collected, with teens today being between 5 to 8 times more likely to show signs of an anxiety disorder than their same aged-peers did during the Great Depression, WWII, and the Vietnam war. Clearly there are large forces at play that contribute to these dramatic increases in child and teen anxiety disorders, but parents and professionals can take specific, yet counterintuitive steps to help their children either avoid these anxiety disorders or to recover effectively from them. In fact, evidence-based behavioral treatment shows success rates between 60% and 90% based on the specific anxiety disorder being treated. This talk will outline interventions that professionals and parents canimplement to help reduce the suffering of children and teens living with anxiety.