When anxiety attacks: Supporting your anxious child

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

Brief Description
Parents and caregivers! Come learn about why your children and teens may experience anxious feelings and what that anxiety may be telling them. Learn strategies to help children and teens address anxiety symptoms in the moment as well as ways to support lifestyle management of anxiety symptoms.

Date Aired: Monday, October 17, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM  

Presenter: Elizabeth Mu, AMFT, Mental Health Therapist, CHOC Intensive Outpatient Program

Presenter Bio
Elizabeth obtained her BA in Psychology and Social Behavior as well as her BFA in Dance Performance from UC Irvine in 2015. She later earned her MS in Counseling Psychology from CSU Long Beach in 2020. Having worked in crisis services for six years, Elizabeth joined the Intensive Outpatient Program at CHOC in 2021as a Mental Health Therapist. Specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, this service line supports high school teens struggling with suicidality, self-harm, and emotion dysregulation. To support her own mental wellness, Elizabeth avidly camps, hikes, paddleboards, and adventures.


  • Understand purpose and action urges of anxiety
  • Learn short-term (crisis) strategies for coaching a child with anxiety
  • Learn long-term techniques for helping a child manage and reduce anxiety symptoms
  • Practice applying skills