School Anxiety, Avoidance, and Refusal

Helping the Student Who Would Rather
Do Just About Anything Than Go to School

~ A Webinar for School Professionals ~

4.5 CEUs available for licensed MO and IL
Social Workers and Counselors

Friday, September 17th, 2021 *
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Many students are bounding back into schools this year, eager to see their friends and hoping for a “return to normal” with class activities, field trips, the arts, and sports. Other students aren’t exactly “bounding in,” per se, but they come. They understand that school is, simply, what you do.

Then there are those students who are reluctant or refusing to come to school. Some are truly anxious about school in general, worried about health and safety, or uncomfortable leaving home. Others were socially anxious or introverted to start, and learning from home during the pandemic has been very comfortable for them. Still others just want to be left alone to sleep or play video games all day instead of coming to school. This year, more than ever, schools must have effective strategies to respond to these school-avoidant students.

Topics Covered Include:

• The Anxiety Formula
• How Avoidance Worsens Anxiety
• Change, Stress, and Anxiety in the Age of Covid-19
• Common Characteristics of Students with School Anxiety
• The Four Types of School Avoiders
• Intervening with the Four Types of School Avoiders
• Sample Intervention Plan
• Strategies for Test and Academic Anxiety
• Strategies for Separation and Social Anxiety
• Dealing with Difficult Parents
• Case Examples and Discussion

Who Should Attend: School Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, Teachers, Administrators, Special Educators and Learning Consultants

Cost: $105 per attendee Continuing Education certificate provided, must attend full program.

Date and time:
Friday, September 17th, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Online via the Zoom format.
The link to join will be sent after registration

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Payment is expected at the time of registration.
Questions or concerns? Call WCPA at (314) 275-8599
or feel free to visit our website:

Register Today ~ Space is Limited
Registrations will not be accepted after the end of business on September 15

* This presentation is also available for schools/districts at your site via webinar or in-person.
Call Amy Maus at the WCPA office number to schedule.

Presenter: Amy V. Maus, MSW, LCSW specializes in school consultation, providing professional development, parent presentations, seminar programs, principals’ groups, Care Teams, and on-site case consultation to dozens of area schools each year. Along with colleagues, she is co-author of The Care Team Approach: A Problem-Solving Process for Effective School Change.

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