Nov. 21, 2018

Overcoming anxiety in schools


Anxiety disorders in children and teens can have serious effects on health, self-esteem, social well-being, and of course on academic performance. But they’re often difficult to detect. In this webinar, our researchers examine the factors that contribute to anxiety disorders in kids and how to recognize the signs, as well as the latest insights on treatment and prevention.

Watch the webinar to learn more about the latest research in risk factors, identification of symptoms and how family members can help their kids to be more resilient and successful in school. 

About the speakers

Dr. Daniel Kopala-Sibley, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute. His current research focuses on the influence of developmental experiences on changes in personality and brain functioning in youth, and how these factors interact to influence risk for depressive and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Gabrielle Wilcox, PsyD, is an associate professor in the Werklund School of Education and a member of both the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. She is a registered psychologist in Alberta and a nationally-certified school psychologist. Her research interests include neuropsychology for intervention, mental health in schools and strategies to support student learning and preparation for post-school requirements.

Recorded on November 21, 2018