Helping Your Child Cope with Back-To-School Anxiety

Elizabeth Penela Back to School Anxiety
Thursday, August 17, 2023 1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm ET

With the start of a new school year around the corner, it’s normal for children to feel anxious about upcoming changes. After being at home or summer camp for the summer, the transition to a new teacher and new peers can feel overwhelming. 

During this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Penela shares evidence-based strategies that parents and caregivers of elementary-school age children can use to help their children feel more calm and confident during this back-to-school transition. 

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Elizabeth Penela, PhD

Elizabeth Penela Back to School Anxiety

Dr. Elizabeth Penela is a bilingual licensed psychologist who earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Miami. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Child Development and Infancy.

In 2020, Dr. Penela founded Wellness in Broward, a specialized private practice in South Florida dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment to children and adults experiencing anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. Dr. Penela is passionate about empowering parents with evidence-based tools to help their children effectively cope with anxiety. She writes a weekly email newsletter filled with evidence-based tips and resources, and has developed a live, online course for parents

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