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Fun-Wey and Associates will present a brief overview of the anxiety-causing disorders experienced in the classroom by many of today’s children. You will learn how anxiety may manifest in your child, to recognize the symptoms, and what to do about it.
Our panel of experts, will review techniques for handling anxiety – based behaviours, ways to get support from your child’s teachers and schools and tools for helping yourchild overcome his or her fears. http://fun-wey.com/2013/05/childhood-anxiety-presentation/

Fun-Wey and Associates will present a brief overview of the anxiety-causing disorders experienced in the classroom by many of today’s children. You will learn how anxiety may manifest in your child, to recognize the symptoms, and what to do about it.
Our panel of experts, will review techniques for handling anxiety – based behaviours, ways to get support from your child’s teachers and schools and tools for helping yourchild overcome his or her fears. http://fun-wey.com/2013/05/childhood-anxiety-presentation/

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  1. 1. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com What Adults Need to Know Norlan Cabot • Special Education Consultant, • Fun-Wey Tutoring Services in North Vancouver Johanna Simmons • Child and Family Counsellor • Simmons Counselling Services Linda Greven • Owner and Manager • Fun-Wey Tutoring Services
  2. 2. A Few Reminders No Cell Phones Please Note Taking not needed Slides on Web-Site Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  3. 3. Disclaimer Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  4. 4. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  5. 5. • Anxiety is a normal response essential for survival - “fight or flight” - threat cues - safety signal • Everyone is different Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  6. 6. Infancy strangers, loud noises Early childhood separation, monsters, new situations Middle childhood real-world dangers, new challenges Adolescence social status, social group, performance Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  7. 7. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  8. 8. Anecdote: The story of a young boy who had a mental breakdown. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  9. 9. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  10. 10. • Not Sleeping:• Sleeping: Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  11. 11. • OCD• Crying: Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  12. 12. OCD – or is it CDO? Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  13. 13. • Angry Outbursts • Bullying: Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  14. 14. tantrum Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com • Defiance • Tantrum • Aggression
  15. 15. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com • Clingy
  16. 16. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com • Low Self-esteem • Seeking Approval
  17. 17. In the classroom, or tutoring session Attitude • Sullen and reluctant to work • Passive/Aggressive Behaviour • Clingy and dependent • Disinterested Output • Minimal output • Like pulling teeth Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  18. 18. • Anecdote: • Sam and how he hates math! Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  19. 19. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  20. 20. • Nail Biting: • Migraines Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  21. 21. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com • Bed Wetting • Difficulty Sitting Still • Stomach Ache
  22. 22. Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com What They Feel Adapted from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Program Difficulty sleeping Butterflies in stomach Stomachache Shaky knees Need to go to the bathroom Headache Blushing Stuttering Lump in throat or sore throat Short of breath Sweaty palms Heart beats faster Lips shaking Voice trembling
  23. 23. Anecdote: The story of Susannah and her craving for apple juice! Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  24. 24. …but my child shows all of these symptoms! • Need to appear in clusters • Persistent and present for several weeks • Debilitating Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  25. 25. • Sugar and spice and all things nice? • Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails? Actually • Birth order • Temperament • Development • Belief about self Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  26. 26. 10 __________________________________ ______________________________ Full blown anxiety Breathing, relaxation, drink of water, think of safe place, take a break, go for a walk … A is for anxiety - developed by Johanna Simmons
  27. 27. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  28. 28. What Parents can do to Help (1) Encourage • Independence • Efforts Support • Listen, Normalize, Educate, Model • Avoid giving excess reassurance Reduce Stress • Be consistent and predictable • Schedule unstructured play time Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  29. 29. What Parents can do to Help (2) Nutrition • Anxious kids often just graze • Provide healthy snacks • Cover all food groups during the day. Self-Esteem • Plan for S-U-C-C-E-S-S! • Time Management • How to Reward themselves Routines • Routines reduce anxiety • Prepare children ahead for change of plans and/or transitions Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  30. 30. Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com Morning Routine Chart 7:45 Get dressed 7:55 Make bed 8:05 Eat breakfast 8:30 Brush teeth 8:35 Brush hair 8:40 Put lunch and homework in backpack 8:45 Put on shoes/boots 8:47 Put on coat
  31. 31. • Bedtime routine (15 - 30 min) Have a ritual • Warm milk/snack • Warm bath • Story • Chat time • Music • Check in every 5 min. (10 - 15 for older kids) Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  32. 32. Relax  Calm breathing o Blowing bubbles/balloon blowing  Mental imagery o Safe place/quiet place  Progressive muscle relaxation o Spaghetti legs o Rag doll Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  33. 33.  Cope with worries  Lock worries in a worry box  Schedule worry time  Pull the plug on worries  Replacing scary thoughts or worries with realistic thinking (older children) Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  34. 34. • Depersonalize anxiety Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  35. 35.  Be Firm, Friendly and Follow through  Consistency and predictability is comforting  Set limits - natural and logical consequences  Life is predictable  They know what is expected of them  They know what the consequences will be Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  36. 36.  Contact your GP  Ask about an assessment  Counselling  Play therapy  EMDR  CBT (older children and teens)  Pharmaceutical intervention – Antidepressants (SSRI) or benzodiazepines Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  37. 37. Helping Students Overcome Depression and Anxiety. Kenneth Merrell (Guilford, 2001) A Handbook of Childhood Anxiety Management. Kedar Nath Dwivedi & Ved Prakash Varma (eds.) (Arena, 1997) Catch a Falling Star: A Tale from the Iris the Dragon Series. Gayle Grass (Stoddart Kids, 2002) Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents. Ronald Rapee (ed.) (New Harbinger, 2000) Your Anxious Child. John Dacey and Lisa Fiore (Jossey-Bass, 2000) Taming Worry Dragons: A Manual for Children, Parents and Other Coaches. Jane Garland and Sandra Clark (BC Children’s Hospital, 1995 (revised 2000)). Also available in 2001 editions Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents. John March (Guilford, 1995) Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Research, Assessment and Intervention. Wendy Silverman & Philip Treffers (Cambridge, 2000) Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents [Clinical Practice, No. 22]. Syed Arshad Husain & Javad Kashani (American Psychiatric Press, 1992) Treating Anxious Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Approach. Ann Wignall et al. (New Harbinger, 2000) Goosebumps and Butterflies. Written and illustrated by Yolanda Nave (Orchard, 1990) Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child. Katharine Manassis (Barrons, 1996) The Developmental Psychopathology of Anxiety. Michael Vasey & Mark Dadds (eds.) (Oxford, 2001) Peaceful Piggy Meditation. Maclean, K.L.,(Albert Whitman & Company, 2004) Starbright: Meditations for Children. Garthm M. (HarperOne 1994) Moody Cow Meditates. Maclean, K.L. (Wisdom Publications, 2009) Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  38. 38. Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com  www.cmha.ca (Canadian Mental Health Association)  www.learningmeditation.com  www.adaa.org (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)  www.caringforkids.cps.ca (Can. Pediatric Society)  www.anxietybc.com Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com
  39. 39. • fortheloveofkids@wordpress.com • http://fun-wey.com/tutor-blog/ Simmons Counselling Services Fun-Wey Tutoring Services, West Vancouver http://simmonscounselling.ca North Vancouver http://fun-wey.com

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