Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all remaining 2019-20 EASE workshops are currently on hold until further notice. To support children and families at home, adapted materials are available for parents and caregivers. See below for more information.

 

What is EASE?

EASE is a collection of evidence-informed anxiety management and resilience-building resources for use with B.C. students in grades K-7. The resources use cognitive behavioural strategies to address the thoughts, feelings and behaviours associated with anxiety.

Classroom activities are aligned with B.C. curriculum and are aimed at increasing the emotional health and resiliency of all children. They are designed to be delivered by classroom teachers, but can be adapted for use by school counsellors, administrators and support staff.

The EASE resources are available at no cost to B.C. educators after completion of an interactive professional development workshop that explores the origin of anxiety and ways to help students manage everyday anxiety at school.

 

EASE ‘At Home’ (for Parents and Caregivers)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Children and Family Development adapted some of the EASE classroom activities for use at home by parents and caregivers to support their children’s mental health and continuous learning.

These fun and practical strategies help guide parents and caregivers in managing their children’s anxiety and worries in the comfort of their home during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. To access these activities, visit EASE.

 

EASE Educator Workshops – IMPORTANT UPDATE (March 27, 2020) – All remaining EASE educator workshops in the 2019-20 school year are currently on hold. Following the advice of the Provincial Health Officer, we anticipate that EASE educator workshops will resume for the 2020-21 school year.

 

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