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Addressing Anxiety in School Settings: Information for Counselors
Given the nature of a fast paced society and the ever increasing stressors affecting students today, the need for research into the prevention and reduction of anxiety within school aged populations also increases. This article highlights and provides information for professional school counselors regarding current research on the effects of anxiety on children, anxiety development, implementation of cognitive-behavioral anxiety interventions, and recent trends in anxiety reduction efforts in school-based settings. Based on this research, recommendations and implications for professional counselors conclude the article.
Keywords: anxiety, children, cognitive behavioral, classroom guidance