Helping Kids with Anxiety: Dr. Kate Fitzgerald

Helping Kids with Anxiety: April 2018 Brain Waves

Click the video link above to watch this interview.

In April 2018, One Mind President Brandon Staglin and Dr. Kate Fitzgerald, the 2016 One Mind / AIM Sullivan Family Foundation Rising Star Award winner had a wonderful Brain Waves interview conversation that was hosted on Facebook Live. During the interview, they discussed Dr. Fitzgerald’s innovative use of brain training to remedy children’s clinical anxiety.

For the 20% of young children who experience clinical anxiety, life might get more challenging as their fears grow with them. About a third to half of such kids remain anxious even after currently available treatments.

The One Mind funded research being led by Dr. Kate Fitzgerald of the University of Michigan is looking to improve this. Dr. Fitzgerald developed Camp Kidpower, a brilliantly original psychosocial means to help kids with anxiety. During our interview, Dr. Fitzgerald explained how Camp Kidpower works as well as the benefits it provides to help children who struggle with anxiety.

Thank you to everyone who watched this Facebook Live interview and for everyone who posed a question to Kate and Brandon during the interview. All questions are shown below on this page.

Learn more about Camp Kidpower

Learn more about our Rising Star Awards program and the innovate, early-career research One Mind is supporting.

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12 thoughts on “Helping Kids with Anxiety: Dr. Kate Fitzgerald

  1. Do you know how much federal funding is allocated towards studying childhood anxiety? If it’s not enough, how would you make the case to policymakers for more federal funds for research into childhood anxiety?

  2. I’m curious to learn about the overlap of other brain health conditions in children (ADHD, autism, etc) with childhood anxiety. Are there specific conditions that are more typical? What are some of the main challenges for each that affect treatment and for clinical anxiety?

  3. What about taking the danger out of what the child might be fearing? There are words such as bearing some discomfort, being a little embarrassed or feeling inadequate. It is something that most all children feel and there is really no danger to be concerned about.

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