Under Pressure: Helping Your Child with School Stress & Academic Struggles

Language: English
Topic Age Range: 4-18 Years
Duration: 45-minute presentation

Brief Description
Struggles at school are common for many children and teens. This presentation will review possible reasons that students have a hard time at school, as well evidence-based strategies for parents to support their child’s well-being and help get them back on track. In addition, a brief overview will be given on types of formal accommodations schools may be able to provide.

Date Aired: Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023 | 12:00 PM

Presenter: Kevin Rowen, PsyD, Pediatric Psychologist, CHOC Intensive Outpatient Program

Presenter Bio
Dr. Kevin Rowen, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital who specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. His primary roles are providing services in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for high school students, developing new programming for future CHOC services, and supporting the School-Based Mental Health team in CHOC’s partnerships with local schools.


  • Consider multiple reasons why students struggle in school.
  • Learn strategies parents can use to support their children/teens struggling in school.
  • Explore formal avenues of support that schools can offer students.