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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, Student Wellness, San Diego County Office of Education
Executive Director of Student Wellness and School Culture for the San Diego COE. Mara serves as the designee of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as a Commissioner on the Mental Health Services Oversight Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) and was recently appointed Chair... Read More →
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Heather Nemour

Coordinator, Student Wellness & School Culture, San Diego County Office of Education
Coordinator, Student Wellness & School Culture for the San Diego COE. Ms. Nemour supports the 42 school districts and schools across the county and state in suicide prevention and mental health & wellness.

Tuesday September 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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