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Tuesday, September 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Unpacking Anxiety During Chaotic Times

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Learning Objectives:
 Identify the most common types of anxiety disorders among youth, the
signs, symptoms and risk factors
 Understanding the complexities of anxiety during the pandemic
 Learn best practice strategies and resources to support our students in
navigating anxiety

Description: Pre-Covid19, anxiety disorders will have affected one in four youth over their lifetime. It is the most prevalent mental health disorder among children and adolescents today. As the world deals with a global pandemic, anxiety has increased. Of the 11,000 11 to 17-year-olds who took a screening on Mental Health America website, 83% screened positive or at-risk for anxiety. This session will unpack the layers of anxiety our youth are currently experiencing and provide easily accessible coping strategies and tools to address anxiety.

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Mara Madrigal-Weiss

Executive Director, San Diego County Office of Education
Mara Madrigal-Weiss is the Executive Director of Student Wellness and School Culture for the San Diego County Office of Education. Ms. Madrigal-Weiss currently serves as Commissioner on the Mental Health Services and Oversight Commission as designee of the State Superintendent of... Read More →
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Heather Nemour, M.A.

Program Specialist: Student Wellness & School Culture, San Diego County Office of Education
Heather Nemour is a Program Specialist: Student Wellness & Positive School Climate for the San Diego County Office of Education’s Student Support Services. Ms. Nemour supports the districts and schools across the county and state in suicide prevention, student and staff mental health... Read More →

Tuesday September 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
  School & District-Wide Initiatives
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