Parents, Educators, and Professionals can assist youth in recognizing stressful moments and developing coping strategies.
Parents can engage in active listening with teens by asking open-ended questions. For parents of younger children, the blog suggests using the 3-3-3 rule which is to reduce anxiety by calmly noting 3 objects in the environment, 3 sounds, and then 3 moving body parts.
Teachers can create calming classroom environments, learn to recognize warning signs of struggling students, and share observations with counselors if concerns arise.
Professionals can implement screening tools like the GAD-7, SCARED, or TELL-TALK-VENT with clients. Additionally, use motivational interviewing skills to establish trust between client and professional.
The Possibilities for Change blog also provides tips youth can use to manage anxiety. Teens can practice mindfulness strategies like journaling or tackling anxious situations head-on. Follow the link for more tips and tools.
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