“Anxiety in Children: Overlooked Signs and Effective Supports” [Video Replay & Podcast #401]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#401), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on May 19, 2022.

Episode Description

Anxiety is the most common mental health concern among children and teens, and it is not something they outgrow. Indeed, most mental health problems in adulthood begin in childhood and adolescence as anxiety. Perhaps this has never been truer than it is now, two years into a wholly disruptive and traumatic global pandemic.

Early intervention is essential to minimize later problems with depression and other social, emotional, behavioral, academic, and health difficulties. Unfortunately, most children go without effective support until adolescence, when they are extremely susceptible for developing severe anxiety disorders. Without a full understanding of anxiety in children and the manifestations of its symptoms, we can easily miss when anxiety shows up.

Thankfully, with the right knowledge and tools, anxiety is highly treatable. This webinar is vital for anyone with, or working with, anxious children and teens.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The nature of anxiety and how it shows up in children
  • How to differentiate normal worries from anxiety
  • Stressors that contribute to anxiety in children and teens with ADHD
  • Common traps parents, teachers, and other mental health professionals fall into
  • How some strategies may unwittingly worsen kids’ worries and associated behaviors
  • Key skills needed to successfully manage anxiety while promoting courage, confidence, and resilience

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on May 19, 2022, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Caroline Buzanko is a licensed psychologist and clinical director of Koru Family Psychology. Dr. Buzanko has worked with children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families for more than 20 years and focuses on maximizing connection, confidence, and resilience. She facilitates ADHD-related groups and workshops across North America and is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Calgary.

Listener Testimonials

“Thank you so much for the information and advice. I appreciate it and hope to use this approach with my children.”

“Very informational and relatable. Thank you for helping me understand myself a little more.”

“This was incredibly helpful! I’m a school counselor in an elementary school and the anxiety presented in students this year has been overwhelming! Thank you.”

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