The Worried Child: Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal

About the Course:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about assisting children with their anxiety. Research shows that the seeds of anxiety — the most common emotional disorder in the United States — are sown in childhood. Today’s children face unprecedented pressures: news reports on war, natural disasters, school shootings, the Internet, video games, school performance tests. No wonder worry and anxiety now top the list of parents’ concerns for their children. Drawing on over 30 years of practice and on personal anxiety experiences that go back to his own childhood, Dr. Paul Foxman’s clear, well-documented and deeply-felt book is for adults who want to help children with their anxiety. Part I discusses normal anxiety, anxiety disorders, and the personality of anxious children. Part II addresses the role of parents, schools, and society in contributing to children’s anxiety. Additional chapters discuss the impact of terrorism and war, and the media. Part III gives sources of help: psychotherapy, medication, and alternative and complementary therapies.


Paul Foxman, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Paul Foxman, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders in Vermont. He is the author of Dancing with Fear (1996) and a contributor to Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders (2002). He speaks nationally on anxiety disorders and treatment, and co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, Vermont.

Course Objectives:

  1. to discuss how anxiety manifests itself at different ages

  2. to describe how to increase bonding and security, and thus reduce a child’s anxiety

  3. to explain how to communicate effectively and discipline children without creating anxiety

  4. to discuss how to manage the impact of TV and movies, the Internet, and video games

  5. to understand the best ways to discuss drugs, alcohol and sexuality with children

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Course Number: 10054
Credit Hours: 8cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 8cr
Exam Fee: $55.76
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