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Spotlight Session

Helping Students Manage Worry and Anxiety: Strategies for Self-Regulation and Success in the Classroom – Virtual Summer Institute 2020


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



Now more than ever, we are thinking about child and adolescent mental health issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social emotional struggles often have an impact on children’s ability to learn. Students with social emotional struggles may resort to counterproductive coping strategies such as task avoidance, shut downs, meltdowns, and being the class clown. This seminar focuses on understanding different categories of social emotional needs (i.e. in particular worry and anxiety), understanding presenting issues that disrupt class performance, and will highlight real voices of students as they explain their experiences with social emotional challenges.  



This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.



All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

1 Hour
Dates/Time Price
July 21, 2020
1:00pm Eastern Time

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.

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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