Recorded on February 23, 2018
1.5 hour training
FREE for YIPA members
$30 for non-YIPA members
Anxiety is a normal part of the pre-teen and adolescent years, but unmanaged or excessive anxiety negatively impacts youth development. Without proper anxiety management, youth are at risk of poor school performance, missing important social experiences, and engaging in substance abuse or other harmful behaviors. Anxiety is highly treatable, but too often it goes unnoticed and therefore untreated.
Undoubtedly, you work with youth who experience problems with anxiety. It’s imperative you know how to effectively help them cope with it. With proper interventions, you can positively influence the way youth deal with anxiety. This will help them immediately and throughout their lifetime.
Plan to attend this important training. Anxiety is common with youth and this training will help you understand the common types you’ll encounter. After the training, you will know the warning signs and learn practical ways you can help youth manage their anxiety.
Your Learning Objectives
- Learn the basics of the most commonly treated anxiety disorders in youth
- Know how to identify the signs and symptoms of anxiety in youth
- Acquire 2-3 coping strategies you can teach a youth to help them manage their anxiety
Dr. Lisa Herman is the founder of Synergy eTherapy, an online telemental health group practice. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in both Minnesota and New York and has years of clinical experience working with youth and adults who suffer from a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety disorders. Before moving back to her hometown of Minneapolis, Dr. Lisa worked in New York City as a clinical director for a grant-funded substance abuse treatment program for youth at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, Child and Family Institute. During this time, Dr. Lisa was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she enjoyed teaching and supervising psychology and psychiatry trainees. Dr. Lisa currently lives in Minneapolis with her family and they enjoy fishing, cooking, spending time with extended family, traveling, and playing music!
Your Competency Focus Area
Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is MENTAL HEALTH.
Trainings presented in this focus area will give judgement-free options to understand prevalent mental health issues among youth today, help you connect youth with appropriate mental health resources, and practice good self-care strategies.
- Online Training
- Recorded on February 23, 2018
- 1.5 hour training
- FREE for YIPA members
- $30 for non-YIPA members. Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
- This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions about submitting.