Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence:
Identifying, Understanding, and Responding

Anxiety is a feeling of fear and worry about something that hasn’t happened yet.  When anxiety is heightened it can interfere with physical and emotional development.  This online training is designed to help you understand anxiety and to respond to children in ways that will promote healthy growth and relationships.

Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence Online Training

Created by Dr. Kristen Olenforst, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, founder of Therapy Dallas, and Clinical Director of the Dallas Chapter of A Home Within.  Dr. Ohlenforst is the co-author of Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare.

The content of the Curriculum trainings are based on relationship based therapy and practices, developed by the mental health team of A Home Within and Dr. Toni Heineman, author of Relational Treatment of Trauma and co-editor of Relationship Based Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults.

About the Training

Anxiety can have a profound effect on physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.

At the end of this training you will:

  • Learn to distinguish everyday anxiety from chronic and overwhelming anxiety.
  • Understand the effects of anxiety on children and youth at different developmental stages.
  • Learn techniques for relieving anxiety.


Each section will review physical, cognitive, social, and emotional signs of anxiety in children at different points in their development.  You will also find suggestions about ways you can help children learn to manage their anxiety.

At the end of each training you will find:

  • a form for evaluating the training,
  • a form for submitting a question to our panel of experts.

Get your certificate here.

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