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A Child's Story: Going to School with Anxiety
This illustrated book deals with the frightening prospect of going back to school and the inner worries of a little girl coming to terms with her anxiety. The books helps parents explain to their child what they are feeling and presents techniques to help overcome anxious feelings. 2009, George Ann Bains & Paul Bains
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Provides information on types of anxiety, treatment options and tips to manage stress and anxiety
Anxiety in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers
A list of resources for teachers on how to manage and reduce anxiety in the classroom setting.
Anxiety Problems in Children and Adolescents
Parents may notice that their child seems nervous or fearful. This may be related to a stressful event, such as performing in a school play or writing an exam. In such situations it is normal for a child to worry or feel nervous. It can even help the child memorize their lines or study longer for a test.
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Anxiety Quick Reference Sheet for Parents
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Anxiety Quick Reference Sheet for Youth
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Provides information on anxiety disorders and how to support people with anxiety concerns, including self-help toolkits, brochures, personal stories, and newsletters. Also includes a youth and young adult site.
AnxietyBC Microsite for New Moms and Moms to Be
These two sites are designed to help moms to be and new moms to better understand and cope with anxiety during pregnancy and after the birth.
B.C. FRIENDS for Life Parent Program
The online FRIENDS for Life Parent Program was developed for parents by parents in partnership with the FORCE Society For Kids' Mental Health and the BC MCFD. Our goal is to educate parents about the FRIENDS program that is being delivered in BC classrooms and equipping them with parent-friendly tools and information to practice FRIENDS together at home.
B.C. FRIENDS for Life School Program
The FRIENDS program is a school-based early intervention and prevention program, proven to be effective in building resilience and reducing the risk of anxiety disorders in children. It is an evidence based curriculum, delivered by teachers/educators in grades K-1 (Early Years version); 4-5 (Child version) and 6-7 (Youth version) classrooms. Prior to implementation of FRIENDS in the classroom, a one-day FRIENDS certification training is required.
Benzodiazepines are a group of medications used for treatment of anxiety disorders, seizure disorders, symptoms of catatonia, to promote sleep, and for several other purposes.
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Blue Wave
A Canadian website geared for youth focusing on mental health issues, including information on depression, substance use and anxiety.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario
Provides information on children’s mental health, including information on anxiety disorders for parents. Multiple languages available.
clomipramine (Anafranil®)
A medication used for the treatment of OCD, depression, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain disorders.
Translation: fr
Collaborative Mental Health Care in Canada: Child & Youth Toolkit on Anxiety
Anxiety toolkit designed for healthcare professionals with identification and treatment, screening tools and symptom checklists, self-management tools, and recommended books, websites and resources to support patients/clients.
David and the Worry Beast: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety
David could not stop worrying; his anxiety was growing and growing. David's story will help children learn how to deal with anxiety. Includes tips for parents. By Anne Mari Guanci & Caroline Attia, New Horizon Press; 2007, ISBN 0882822756
Desk Reference on Children's Mental Health, Second Edition - Anxiety Module pp.45-60
A quick reference tool that contains interview and screening guides for primary care practitioners on mental health issues in children and youth
Facts for Families: Children Who Won't Go To School (Separation Anxiety) (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Going to school is usually an exciting and enjoyable event for young children. However, for some it can cause intense fear or panic.

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.