Identifying anxiety in youth and Next steps for supporting your child

Language: English
Topic Age Range: School District Wide (Pre-K – 12th Grade)

Brief Description
This presentation will provide education on anxiety in children and teenagers in comparison to other common mental health conditions. Additionally, a CHOC psychologist will teach skills for engaging with an anxious child and determining when to seek additional help. A brief review of resources available, within the community, to help children and teens address their anxiety will also be provided.

Date Aired: Monday, October 10, 2022 | 12:00 – 12:45 PM  

Presenter: Alyssa Jones, PsyD, Psychologist, CHOC Psychology Department

Presenter Bio
Dr. Alyssa Jones is a child psychologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital. She works with a wide range of mental health concerns. Dr. Jones is particularly dedicated to working with youth and their families experiencing mental health crises. She specializes in working with suicidality, self-harming behaviors, and family-centered work.


  • Learn how to identify anxiety and differentiate between other common mental health conditions.
  • Learn skills for engaging with and supporting an anxious child.
  • Identify when to seek help and become knowledgeable of virtual and community resources .