Chilled Out - Cool Kids Program
Chilled Out Cool Kids is a 10-session program aimed at treating anxiety in teens. It uses a cognitive behavioural approach which means that it focuses on teaching skills to manage anxiety and is suitable for those aged 13 to 17 years of age.
Core skills include:
how to identify anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviours,
discovering realistic thoughts and expectations (detective thinking), and,
gradually building independence and confidence by facing fears (stepladders).
If needed, additional skills such as problem-solving, social confidence and relaxation can be introduced to help manage difficult situations. Parents are shown how to support their child in the use of these new skills and a section of the program focuses specifically on parenting strategies that encourage children to self-manage anxiety.
This program is offered via ZOOM AND face to face at the same time - participants can chose if they would like to attend face to face or via ZOOM.
The Cool Kids Program is designed for children:
13 – 17 for Cool Kids Chilled (Teen program)
Cool Kids is held on Wednesday afternoons in term 2 & 4 of 2022 from 4pm (for Cool Kids) and 5pm (for Chilled Cool Kids).
The Cool Kids Anxiety Program called 'Chilled Out' Out for teens was created by Macquarie University. It is a structured 10 session CBT anxiety program run over a 10 weeks that teaches children and their parents how to better manage a child’s anxiety.
It is one of the leading CBT anxiety programs in Australia for managing anxiety and has a body of evidence to support its success.
If you have any questions or would like to find out how to enrol your children into the program, please contact our friendly reception staff on 02 4969 8060 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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