Anxiety Coping Skills Group

Anxiety Coping Skills Group

anxietyThis research-supported treatment group helps children learn effective ways to deal with anxiety and stress. The skills training and practice exercises taught in this group will assist school-age children in the following:

  • Recognizing anxious feelings and physical reactions to anxiety
  • Clarifying thoughts and feelings in anxious situations
  • Developing plans for effective coping
  • Evaluating performance and giving self-reinforcement
The cognitive-behavioral treatment used in this group is the Coping Cat program, one of the most evidence-based tools to address unwanted/distressing anxiety in youth. During the group youth will learn about the cognitive, behavioral, and affective features of anxiety, develop and learn a plan to cope with their anxiety (the “FEAR plan”), and are then given opportunities to practice their new skills in several anxiety-provoking situations. Participant youth learn their own cues for when they are becoming anxious, as well as how to use these cues to initiate the implementation of coping skills.

This eight-week group is only available to residents of Maine Township or children attending a Maine Township school. The group is open to children between the ages of 8-13. The fee for the entire group is only $40 and includes a workbook for participants and a parent companion guide. A reduced fee is available with proof of need.

The next session will meet at the Maine Township Town Hall starting in fall 2023. To sign up, please fill out the registration form below. There are only 10 spots available in this group.

Anxiety Coping Skills Group Registration Form

For more information, please contact Summer Zumbrock at or 224-257-4863.