On-Demand CE Training

ODL 246: Anxious Brains: Identify, Intervene, and Treat the Fear and Worry in Children and Teens

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Created on 04/28/2023

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


Have you noticed an increase in anxiety with your students? Have you wondered what you can do to help? Educators, case managers, social workers, counselors, nurses, and helping professionals need to understand anxiety and appropriate strategies to support students and adults alike.  Join Samantha Conger, LMSW, and school social worker, as we explore warning signs of anxiety, supports, and interventions that can be tailored to a variety of environments to help children and adolescents overcome and cope with anxiety.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  •  Recognize common signs and symptoms of anxiety in the school setting
  •  Describe strategies to support students with anxiety in the school setting
  • Identify anxiety symptoms in adults that work with children/adolescents
  • Give examples of coping skills for adults to utilize to best support students with anxiety
  • Explain school based interventions and approaches to support students


Samantha Conger, LMSW, is a licensed social worker in Iowa and Illinois. Samantha graduated from Augustana College in 2007. Samantha practiced in various settings including child welfare, inpatient and outpatient mental health, and substance abuse treatment. Samantha earned her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Iowa in 2016.

Samantha currently works as a school social worker helping students, families, and teachers while working to build and support systems within the education setting.  Samantha enjoys working with professionals and providing relevant training to empower them in their workplace and personal lives.

Samantha currently resides in Iowa with her husband and twin six year olds. Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and home improvement projects.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 5 Ethics CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 5 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 5 Ethics Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 5 Contact Hours
Counselors   5 Ethics Hours or 5 Contact Hours*
NBCC ACEP – 5 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 5 Contact Hours

* Some states do not require/accept ethics hours for counselors, for those cases contact hours will be awarded.

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.