August 5, 2021
Helping Our Youth Manage Back-to-School Anxiety:
A webinar for parents and caregivers presented by Columbia Psychiatry
Aug 11, 2021, 6-7 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced children and teens to deal with many stresses: health concerns, adjustment to remote learning, disruptions to their daily schedule and home environment, personal loss, and social isolation.
Now, after more than a year of managing restrictions and safety precautions at school, it’s only natural for them to be hesitant about returning.
“Re-entry anxiety is real, not just for children but also for parents,” said Anthony Puliafico, Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders – Westchester, who will moderate the session.
During the webinar, child anxiety experts and school administrators will address how to recognize re-entry anxiety and share strategies that caregivers can use to help their children – and themselves – effectively navigate the new school year, including:
• Discussing back-to-school anxiety with your child
• Modeling effective anxiety management
• Rebuilding a connection to school and to classmates in the weeks before school
• Helping your child to face feared school-based situations
• Partnering with your child’s school to be best prepared for the school year
Anne Marie Albano, Founder, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders; Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital
Jayne Demsky, Founder, The School Avoidance Alliance
Elizabeth Stranzl, Director of Policy, Division of School Climate and Wellness, New York City Department of Education
Moderator: Anthony Puliafico, Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders – Westchester
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