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Understanding and Supporting Separation Anxiety in the Early Years – For Professionals



In this two-part course for professionals, you will explore both the concept of separation anxiety and strategies to support children in the early years.

In part one you will:

  • Understand what separation anxiety is
  • Understand developmental norms and separation anxiety
  • Know the three stages of separation anxiety
  • Understand what causes separation anxiety
  • Know factors which can contribute to separation anxiety in children
  • Recognise signs and symptoms that indicate a child may be experiencing separation anxiety
  • Understand how separation anxiety can impact children’s lives

In part two you will:

  • Recognise information that you need to collect from children and their parents about their separation anxiety
  • Know core strategies to implement in your setting
  • Be aware of wider strategies to implement in your setting to support separation anxiety
  • Know strategies to share with parents to support separation anxiety at home
  • Know sign posting avenues to support those with anxiety
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