Anxiety Programs for Children and Parents

Cool Kids Anxiety Program

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Debbie Kenwright is in the process of training to deliver the Cool Kids Anxiety Program.

The Cool Kids Anxiety Program is a structured 10-session program run over a minimum of 10 weeks that teaches children (ages 7-17 years) and their parents how to better manage a child’s anxiety.

The program can be run with individuals or in a group, in a clinical or school setting, and involves participation of child and parent. For teens the program is nicknamed Chilled.

The Cool Kids Anxiety Program is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with a focus on teaching practical skills. The program has undergone continual scientific evaluation and development to include the latest understanding of anxiety and its treatment.

Current results indicate that most young people who complete our programs show significant improvement. Following treatment, there are marked increases in school attendance, academic achievement, confidence, number of friends and involvement in extra-curricular activities and decreases in worry, shyness, fear, and family distress.


Triple P Fearless Anxiety Program

The Triple P Fearless Anxiety Program is for parents who are parenting a child who is experiencing anxiety.

This is a family intervention where parents attend 6 sessions to better understand ways for supporting their child to manage their anxiety.

Currently the Ministry of Health has funded for New Zealand families to have free access to the online version.

I am happy to provide facilitation should you need any additional support.