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Expect to Worry: Strategies to Help Combat Pandemic Anxiety – Traditional Spotlight Session, Winter 2021


  • Type: Traditional Spotlight Session
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: Live, attendance required on date and time listed in the course information section
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed before the course begins



Anxiety is more prevalent than ever before, given living in a pandemic. Students show signs of anxiety in all different ways – some easier and others harder to distinguish given the confines of virtual learning and the new “normals” of in-person learning in masks, at a distance. Come hear some anxiety basics, think about what anxious behaviors look like this year online and in person, and find some strategies to help address what our students are going through.



This course is appropriate for educators at all grade levels.



Any  materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

1 Hour
Dates/Time Price
February 24, 2021
3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Laura Polvinen

Laura is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked at Landmark School since 2015. Prior to Landmark and during her tenure there, Laura has worked with children and families with needs ranging from trauma, chronic illness, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, ADHD and learning disabilities. In her role as the counseling team leader at Landmark Elementary•Middle School, she works closely with both elementary and middle school students. Laura develops curricula for and facilitates groups for students on the topics of: identity development, bullying prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, comprehensive sexuality education, and understanding their Language Based Learning Disability. Laura holds a Masters in Social Work from Wheelock College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Tufts University.


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