Understanding & Supporting Anxiety – For Parents


In this two-part course for parents, you will explore both the concepts of anxiety and strategies to support children and adolescents.

In part one, we will explore the concept of anxiety and what happens in the brain which creates symptoms of anxiety in children. We will discuss the chemicals and hormones in the body which contribute to anxiety and how these create physical symptoms of anxiety in children. We will explore factors which can contribute to anxiety and how these can develop into different types of anxiety. We will review the signs and symptoms which link to six different types of anxiety in children and how this can affect their lives physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

In part two, we will explore key information that you can share with professionals to allow them to support develop a greater understanding of your child’s anxiety. We will then explore core strategies that can be implemented in your home to support children with anxiety before reviewing wider strategies that you can implement to support children between home and education settings. We will then review signposting and referral processes you can follow to access wider support to help your child.

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