What is ANXIETY?

Digital and Printable Resources for Students

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens

(a free workbook for teens that provides exercises for students to 

deal with anxiety and worry)

http://www.theministryofparenting.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Anxiety-help-book-for-Teens.pdf

 

SAMHSA-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

(SAMHSA provides a treatment locator for individuals looking for mental health and substance use providers near you)

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

PysberApp Guide 

(PsyberGuide’s aim is to help people make responsible and informed decisions about apps and other digital tools for mental health, by providing unbiased reviews)

https://psyberguide.org/

 

MHA Mental Health Fact Sheets

(Facts, treatment and resources from Mental Health America on Anxiety)

https://www.mhanational.org/conditions/anxiety

IMPORTANT:

If you are experiencing high levels of stress/anxiety, it's important to let a trusted adult know.  While these resources can be of great value to you in managing your stress, they should not be a substitute for professional help.

Need to chill out?

Try these!

Try a game to focus your mind!

Little kids

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Older kids/teens

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Create beautiful mandalas you can make online and print

 
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Create your own song/rhythm by dragging beatbox sounds on Alpha and listen to him spin your own mix

Westmoreland County Mental Health Related Resources 

Download and Print County Resource List Here

 

Westmoreland Community Action Crisis Hotline and Mobile Program

A Trained Mobile Team provides face-to-face intervention in assisting those in crisis in a  variety of situations, addressing such issues as suicidal and homicidal ideation, uncontrollable family

 members, and poor medication management.

http://westmorelandca.org/mental-health/

Westmoreland Casemanagement & Supports, Inc (WCSI)

Serving all of Westmoreland County.

WCSI is dedicated to connecting individuals

impacted by Intellectual and Developmental

disabilities and Behavioral Health challenges

to treatment and support services.

https://www.wcsi.org/   or  1-800-3536467

 

Blackburn Center

Blackburn Center provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and other types of violence and crime in Westmoreland County, and presenting education programs across this community.  FREE and CONFIDENTIAL, and can be ANONYMOUS.

http://www.blackburncenter.org/

BrainSTEPS - Brain Injury School Consulting Program 

The BrainSTEPS Program builds 

a bridge connecting the medical, rehabilitation, education sectors and families following student (K-12) acquired brain injury (ABI). 

https://www.brainsteps.net

 

Juvenile Probation 

 Provides supervision and rehabilitation to youth and families while providing 

community protection, victim restoration, and youth redemption

https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/216/Juvenile-Probation

PAHrtners Deaf Services

 Offers a wide-range of behavioral, developmental and therapeutic support programs to Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 individuals in an environment free of cultural or language barriers. The individuals we serve have psychological and/or behavioral health needs; some have intellectual disabilities. Most of our staff members 

are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (HoH). Therefore, nearly all PAHrtners employees are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and versed in Deaf culture.)

https://www.pahrtners.com/

 

Free and Discounted Transportation Services 

This service will help provide and direct families on

 how to get transportation to various appointments they may have.

https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/406/Transportation

Westmoreland County Resource Guide

List of county contact information for a variety of

 behavioral health, child welfare, government agencies

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/County%20Guides/Westmoreland%20County%20Resource%20Guide.pdf


 

Featured App:

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Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Stop, Breathe, and Think is your daily mindfulness app that also prompts you to input how you’re feeling. Select your mood when you open the app and it will suggest the meditations, yoga sequences, or acupressure that could serve you best in that moment, from deep breathing exercises to body scans to visualizations. The check-in feature also allows you to track your moods and progress, so you can examine what you feel most and focus on taming or understanding those anxieties better.

For Therapists & Educators

Online and Printable Resources

Therapist Aid 

Provides free worksheets, interactive tools, guides, videos and more on anxiety and many other topic areas to mental health professionals

https://www.therapistaid.com/tools/anxiety/none

CBT Anxiety Printables 

Harborview Medical Center provides these free, printable CBT handouts to mental health professionals working on anxiety with their clients

https://depts.washington.edu/hcsats/PDF/TF-%20CBT/pages/cbt_anxiety.html#

PBIS World 

Explore symptoms of anxiety and potential Tier 1, 2, and 3 interventions/strategies that have been proven to be effective. 

https://www.pbisworld.com/behavior-descriptions/anxiety/

CalmClinic

Provides free and user friendly content around the topic of anxiety that can be shared with students and their families

 

https://www.calmclinic.com/

SAMHSA Screening Tools 

Provides links to printable versions of the GAD-7 and PC-PTSD Screening tools for Clinicians

https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/clinical-practice/screening-tools#anxiety

Literature Connection

Click Here to find books about Anxiety/Worry 

Anxiety

Stress

Worry

 

 

What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

(Child Mind Institute)

https://childmind.org/article/what-to-do-and-not-do-when-children-are-anxious/

 

Students with Anxiety: Implications for Professional School Counselors

(Research Brief from ASCA)

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/ASCAU/Anxiety-Stress-Management-Specialist/Thompson.pdf

 

Check out PLAY THERAPY SUPPLY to shop for many mindfulness/anxiety related tools, games and toys!

https://www.playtherapysupply.com/search?q=anxiety

Exposure hierarchy worksheet as refernced in video

Body Scan video for schools and families

Also check out more "Fablefy"  mindfulness videos at 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGYeWtdm9GXYcdgkLph9Rcw

For Parents

 

Children (and adults) occasionally experience nervousness and fleeting anxieties when they are faced with an unfamiliar or especially stressful situations. Anxiety can be an important protection or signal for caution in certain situations. In fact, there are specific expected fears that accompany each stage of child development.  Normal levels of stress/anxiety are actually good for us and can help us grow and learn.  However, when these fears or stressors turn to worries that impact daily life, parents should intervene in order to provide healthy strategies for children to use to manage anxiety effectively.

Anxiety can look like...

Need to control 

Magination Press~Family

 Initiative that brings together the expertise and resources of the American Psychological Association (APA) and its children’s book imprint, Magination Press. Explore reliable online resource and practical information about anxiety and  mindfulness for children and teens.

https://www.maginationpressfamily.org/

Sleep Difficulty

Angry or irritable

Stomach aches/

headaches

Avoidance (social/

school)

Difficulty 

Managing Emotions

Snapchat and Stress...

Are streaks causing teens to become more anxious?

Child-Mind Institute

 Learn about the basics of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders.

https://childmind.org/guide/anxiety-basics/

Normal vs. Abnormal Anxiety

Learn about the basics of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders.

https://childmind.org/guide/anxiety-basics/

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