How to Explain Anxiety to Tweens & Teens



Has your child or a child you are supporting experienced physical or sexual abuse? Exposed to the foster care system? Suffered through a tragic event? Experienced neglect? Witnessed or experienced violence? Endured extreme bullying? Or been impacted by a high-conflict divorce?

Trauma can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help. Children with trauma can present significant challenges, and they often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them.

This course aims to offer practical information to caregivers and professionals on why certain behaviours may be present, and how they can support their children in moving towards growth and healing.


Meet Your Instructor: Tania Johnson

Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist, best-selling author & the Co-Founder of ICP.

Tania was born in South Africa, where she received an Honours degree in psychology. She spent several years teaching in Taiwan before adventuring to places like Mount Everest base camp and the Andes in Peru and Bolivia. 

She then completed  a one-year internship at Cancer Treatment Centres of America in Chicago, where her focus was on supporting patients in the stem cell unit. Tania then earned her Master’s degree in counselling from City University of Seattle. 

She and her husband were foster parents to four First Nations children for five years and have two bio children of their own. She currently supervises Master’s-level students and provisional psychologists. Tania works primarily from the perspective of attachment theory, which focuses on bonds between parents and children. 

Her gift, both in the therapy room and when writing, is to translate the latest research into concrete strategies that parents can implement in everyday life with their children. 

Gain a better understanding of how trauma impacts the brain and how this understanding unlocks the potential for healing

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