One of the unique things about the child and adolescent population is that depression and anxiety may present themselves through frustration and anger. This can make it extremely difficult to understand the root cause of specific behaviors! During this session, we will learn about the diagnostic criteria for these diagnoses and become better equipped to detect when a student may be experiencing them. Participants will also learn research based strategies to assist in calming the mind in all settings!
Elizabeth Avery has a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. Elizabeth is passionate about utilizing a strengths-based approach through a trauma-informed lens when working therapeutically with youth. Over the years, she has worked with the children and adolescents with a wide variety of mental health diagnoses in traditional therapeutic settings, schools, and within the juvenile justice system. Currently, Elizabeth is devoted to developing mental health programs within school systems in order to increase access to care and decrease stigma.