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Supporting Student Sexual Assault Victims

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The news is filled with stories of people coming forward years later about their experiences of sexual assault. Many may question why they have taken so long to talk about what happened to them. The reality is that is not our business. Every person responds to trauma like sexual assault differently. Post-traumatic stress, anxiety about coming forward, and fear of being blamed are all realities for many victims. The fact remains that it does not matter when they come out, it’s important that they want to and it can often protect others from becoming victims.

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School Nurses Helping Students with Anxiety

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The role of the school nurse keeps changing. Students still come into the nurse's office when they are sick or hurt, but it may be more complicated these days. There are times when a child may come to the nurse and say that they have a stomach ache. While it could be something more complex, it may also be anxiety.

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Childhood Anxiety on the Rise

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Schools are very different today than they were a decade or more ago. Children of all ages have a wide variety of different stresses within the academic setting, no less in their home life. Starting at an early age, kids hear about the need for good grades, doing well on testing, and striving to get into a good college. All of this pressure begins in elementary school where more and more time is being spent sitting and learning. There is less time to be a kid and play. Even playing sports has changed over time. Fewer kids play baseball or another sport with kids in their neighborhood. Many kids are in now on competitive teams that travel near and far for games. This adds to stresses of getting work done and keeping up with school. Staying up late to finish hours of homework after a game means less sleep and it begins a vicious cycle for growing children.

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Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids and Teens

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Many children can often feel anxious about starting a new school, a new sports team, or participating in activities with other children. These children may experience symptoms of panic disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, or have a phobia of a certain event or object.

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