Strategies for Addressing Anxiety and Depression in Schools Post-COVID-19

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about the increasing prevalence of anxiety and depression among students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. knowledge of strategies for reintegrating and supporting students with anxiety and depression upon return to in-person classes.
  3. understanding of how to structure multi-tiered systems of support to serve unique post-pandemic anxiety and depression.


This presentation will review results of a study conducted during COVID-19, about anxiety and depression symptoms for elementary, middle, and high school students and correlating parenting and gender factors. Strategies for effectively counseling and reintegrating students with anxiety and depression upon return to in-person classes will be discussed. Particular attention will be given to how school practitioners may structure these supports within a multitiered systems of support model.



Diana Joyce Beaulieu, University of Florida-Gainesville
Teresa M. Goff, University of Florida


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