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COVID-19’s Impact on Anxiety in the School Setting

What to Know and How to Help

Students have spent the past year learning either virtually or in a hybrid format, many adjusting to the new normal of seeing their friends and teachers through a screen. The constantly changing learning environment and lack of predictability combined with the many uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in higher levels of anxiety and fear for both children and adolescents alike.

COVID-19s Impact on Anxiety in the School Setting

More Information

In this Well Moment webinar, listen to Catherine Shull, PMHNP-BC, MEd, RN, Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as she helps parents and families learn:

  • New observations regarding mental health challenges in the school setting during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Signs of anxiety to look for in children and adolescents
  • Practical coping strategies to support a child who is experiencing anxiety
  • Tips and tricks for improved sleep when returning to school
  • Potential warning signs of behavioral health concerns and home safety recommendations

About the Experts

Catherine Shull, PMHNP-BC, MEd, RN, is a Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Vanderbilt Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Catherine is a Board-Certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who joined Vanderbilt Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2019.  She obtained her MEd from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and her MSN from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.  She completed her Behavioral Health training at the Primary Care and Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro, TN.  Prior to practicing as a nurse practitioner, she was an elementary school math and science teacher.

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Students have spent the past year adjusting to the new normal,
resulting in higher levels of anxiety and fear.

Watch the recording below and learn about various signs of anxiety in children and adolescents, practical coping strategies for children with anxiety, potential warning signs of behavioral health concerns and home safety recommendations, and tips for improved sleep when returning to school.

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