Video: How To Cope With Back-To-School Anxiety


School of Medicine faculty members Debra Atkisson, M.D., an associate professor and Physician Development Coach, Brian Dixon, M.D., an assistant professor and special guest Curby Alexander, Ph.D., an associate professor of professional practice at the TCU College of Education shared tips and strategies on how to manage back-to-school anxiety and remote learning for children and parents on August 27, 2020.

By Prescotte Stokes III

FORT WORTH (August 27, 2020) – School of Medicine faculty members Debra Atkisson, M.D., an associate professor and Physician Development Coach, Brian Dixon, M.D., an assistant professor and special guest Curby Alexander, Ph.D., an associate professor of professional practice at the TCU College of Education shared tips and strategies on how to manage back-to-school anxiety and remote learning for children and parents.

During the discussion our experts answered questions like, how do you manage your child’s anxiety if they have to attend school in person? If parents and students are stressed when there are technology glitches how can they stay positive about the situation?

You can watch the entire discussion using the link provided and we’ve also listed some resources for parents below.

Resources for Children and Adolescents related to Anxiety and back to school during COVID-19 Pandemic

Centers for Disease Control daily life coping

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/stress-coping/index.html

Centers for Disease Control daily life coping for parents

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/for-parents.html

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – tips for transition back to school

https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/resource_libraries/covid-19/Tips-for-Transition-Back-to-School.pdf

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Screenside Chats about school

https://www.aacap.org/screensidechats

American Academy of Pediatrics – taking care of mental health at college

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/young-adult/Pages/Taking-Care-of-Your-Mental-Health-at-College.aspx

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – signs a teen needs help

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Signs-your-Teen-May-Need-More-Support.aspx

Resources from the TCU College of Education

https://coe.tcu.edu/remote-learning-resources-for-families/