Back to School During COVID-19: Special Webinar Edition
Going back to school is stressful for some children and youth – and this year, there may be even more anxiety and stress because of COVID-19. This special episode is a recording of a Kelty Centre webinar, where Dr. Rosalind Catchpole and Dr. Sarah Anderson from BC Children's Hospital go over practical tools and strategies you can use to set your family up for a successful return to school this year, including what to do if your child is feeling anxious, or even refuses to go to school.
For more practical tools and strategies you can start using now to set your family up for a successful return to school, as well as tips for what you can do to increase your child’s willingness to attend school, and what to do if they refuse to go to school, watch our latest webinar on ‘Setting Children & Youth up for a Successful Return to School in the Era of COVID-19’. In addition, here are the powerpoint slides for this presentation.
Dr. Rosalind Catchpole
Dr. Rosalind Catchpole is a registered psychologist and head of the mood and anxiety disorders clinic at BC Children’s Hospital. She is actively involved in treatment, teaching, and research on anxiety disorders, and has a particular interest in parent-led treatment approaches including those for school refusal. She recently worked with the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division to develop the Confident Parents, Thriving Kids anxiety program, a free parent coaching program for childhood anxiety. She has also worked with Anxiety Canada (formerly AnxietyBC) to develop educational materials and videos. She regularly gives professional workshops to diverse audiences on treatment of anxiety disorders. She is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC and a director of Cornerstone Child and Family Psychology Clinic. She is also the mother of two children who often remind her that she is not as funny as she thinks she is.
Dr. Sarah Anderson
Dr. Sarah Anderson received her Ph.D. in child-clinical psychology at Simon Fraser University. She completed her pre-doctoral residency at BC Children’s Hospital, working with children and adolescents with a wide range of mental health and medical psychology challenges. She currently works as a post-doctoral fellow in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. In this role, she provides clinical services to a wide range of children, youth, and families and conducts research to better understand anxiety disorders and more successfully support families. Dr. Anderson has a particular interest in supporting youth with entrenched school avoidance through direct clinical service provision as well as community outreach and collaboration. She also works as a psychology associate in private practice at Cornerstone Child & Family Psychology Clinic.
- Blog Post 5 Tips for a Successful Return to In-Person School During COVID-19
- Setting Children & Youth up for a Successful Return to School in the Era of COVID-19 webinar recording
- Setting Children & Youth up for a Successful Return to School in the Era of COVID-19 powerpoint slides
- Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers book by Eli Lebowitz and Haim Omer