The winter WSCA conference had an excellent break out session on child and adolescent anxiety with helpful interventions from Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc—go to it if it’s offered again.
But until then, here’s a great website that can help teens and children understand and start to take charge of their anxiety, and it follows the same treatment premises outlined by the Rogers group.
AnxietyBCYouth http://youth.anxietybc.com/ It's a website specifically for teens to understand and start to control their anxiety. It's also a good info source for adults in helping them understand what’s helpful and what’s not. We know parents, while trying to help, can often set kids back in dealing with anxiety.
Also, the site offers a good app--MindShift “MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.” If teens are going to be on their phones, give them something that can help.
Two great resources to offer students when you want to do more than just send them back to class.