CHOC Mental Health Education Program | Helping Youth Find Their Voices in a New Social Landscape: Anxiety Management Strategies During COVID-19
During COVID-19, children and adolescents experienced a surprising shift in their social relationships. For some youth, adjustment to extended periods of isolation led to self-doubt and a decreased sense of belonging. This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of social isolation in children and adolescents. The impact of social isolation on interpersonal relationships and school avoidance will be explored. Participants will be introduced to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT-informed interventions which target emotional resilience in youth. School personnel will be introduced to behavioral techniques that help foster peer social engagement in the school setting.
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm (PST)
Target Audience: Parents/General Community + School Staff
Languages Available: English
Topic Age Range: Pre-K to 12th Grade
Launched in July 2017, CHOC’s Mental Health Education Program (MHEP) and our team of pediatric mental health specialists have provided hundreds of educational sessions to thousands of community members, including youth, parents, educators, and providers. Through our presentations and trainings, we strive to partner with and equip our community stakeholders with the needed knowledge, tools, and resources to support the wellness of our County’s children, adolescents, and young adults. If you have any questions about our educational offerings, please contact our MHEP team at MHEP@choc.org.