Facing the Future: Helping Youth and Families Overcome Anxiety During and Beyond the Pandemic – The need for effective and accessible mental health services for youth and families is greater than ever. The physical and emotional toll of the pandemic has nearly doubled the mental health needs of many children and teenagers. Yet, the true toll of the pandemic may not be known for some time. Psychologists have an important role in helping youth and families face this uncertain future with confidence. (3 hours)
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least two current stressors nationally facing youth that may result in increased emotional or behavioral health problems
- Describe the short- and long-term impacts traumatic stress may have on youth mental health
- Summarize the cognitive-behavioral model used to treat youth anxiety disorders
- Explain how to use at least three techniques for the treatment of youth anxiety disorders
Dan Cheron, PhD, ABPP, VP of Programs, Implementation, and Training; Chief Psychologist at The Baker Center
This is a 3 CE course.