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Back to School Worries: Tools + Tips to Support Elementary Schoolers
September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a one-hour Zoom workshop with Dr. Ziv Bell of Mercer Island Therapy to explore some of the mental health and behavioral challenges that elementary-aged children have faced due to the pandemic and gather tips and tools to support them as they get ready to head back to school this fall.
On the surface, parents and students are relieved and excited about the return to in-person classes. However, a lot has changed since your child was last in school: social circles shifted, formats for lessons and projects were adjusted, after-school activities were limited, screens took over daily life, and recess and lunchtime with friends didn’t exist. Perhaps your child is exhibiting signs of anxiety or asking questions like: “will I still have the same friends?” “Did I learn enough last year?” “What if I’m too tired to go to school?” “What if I get sick?” “Will school be different?”
We will dive deep into practical, evidence-based strategies you can employ to help your children feel heard while restoring a greater sense of control. We will address topics related to anxiety, supporting children who struggle with transitions, managing children’s electronic use, and recognizing signs to seek professional help. This presentation will include a Q&A and the opportunity to receive personalized advice and support.
Tickets: $5 per household
About Dr. Ziv Bell
Ziv Bell, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist at Mercer Island Therapy. He grew up on Mercer Island and attended preschool at the Stroum Jewish Community Center. After earning his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Ohio State University, he returned to Mercer Island and specializes in working with children and their families. He has published research on child development and behavior management training interventions. Ziv is also the co-founder of Us Time, a mental health startup that empowers parents to create better relationships with their children.