Staff In-Service: Gen Z in the Classroom: Managing Anxiety & Tech Addicted Students in the Classroom

Our founder, Lauren Muriello LPC, will present “Gen Z in the Classroom: Managing Anxiety & Tech Addicted Students in the Classroom” to Staff at the Schuyler Colfax School in the Wayne school district.

Topics covered:

  1. Who is Gen Z?
    1. Changes in brain development
    2. New needs of a new generation
    3. Emotional regulation issues
  2. Etiology of Anxiety in Children and Teenagers
    1. Common triggers
    2. Common symptoms
    3. What’s happening in the brain
  3. Strategies for Helping Teachers Manage Symptoms
    1. Meeting the individual mental health needs of students
    2. Techniques for use in the classroom
  1. Current research findings related to the adolescent brain
  2. Practical tips – fidget “toys” and more – satisfying sensory input
    1. Preventative approaches to classroom wellness — Creating an environment with less stress and anxiety for all students
  1. Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
  2. Mindfulness Techniques – it’s scientifically proven
    1. The Teacher’s Role in fostering decreased anxiety
  1. Creating new routines for well being in the classroom
    1. The Counselor’s Role in fostering decreased anxiety
  1. Collaboration and implementation of effective strategies
  1. Collaboration between Counselors and Teachers
    1. Effective approaches
    2. Barriers to success
  2. Strategies for Helping Parents Manage Symptoms of Anxiety
    1. How to deal with difficult parents
  3. Case Studies
    1. School Refusal
    2. Classroom anxiety
    3. Panic Attacks
    4. Shared symptoms in social groups