Programs + Resources

Anxious Kids

Child Mind Institute’s What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious
1. The goal isn’t to eliminate anxiety, but to help a child manage it
2. Don’t avoid things just because they make a child anxious
3. Express positive- but realistic- expectations
4. Respect their feelings, but don’t empower them
5. Don’t ask leading questions
6. Don’t reinforce the child’s fears

Talk Early, Talk Often…Keep Talking
Tips for Youth Milestones

From WINGS for Kids, Inc.

Additional Resources:
Child Mind Institute: Anxiety Basics
Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC) Resources
Anxiety in Teens- How to Help a Teenager Deal with Anxiety
Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children– Book is available at local library
The Telling Room Project: Advice to Incoming High School Students from Casco Bay Region Upperclassmen
Understanding Why Kids Use Drugs and Alcohol