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Resources – Anxiety and Stress Management

Kaitlin Atkinson Family Resource Library

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L'anxiété, un message à déchiffrer: de la naissance à l'adolescence / Bertrand Édith; Brousseau, Marilou. -- Brossard, Québec: Éditions Un Monde différent, 2011.
Cet ouvrage a pour mission d'apporter un éclairage sur les caractéristiques et les causes de l'anxiété chez les jeunes, de démystifier quelques tabous et de fournir des éléments de solutions pour une vie plus paisible et heureuse. Il s'adresse aux parents, aux tuteurs et aux éducateurs désireux d'aider un jeune à gagner plus de calme et de confiance en lui-même, les autres et la vie.
FAM BF 724.3 .A57 .B47 2011

Attention, enfant sous tension!: le stress chez l'enfant / Duclos, Germain. -- Montréal: Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine, 2011.
Le stress fait partie intégrante de notre société. Bien qu'il s'agisse d'une réaction normale et nécessaire de l'organisme, il peut devenir un mal intense et envahissant capable de freiner l'action ou de paralyser la personne qui le subit, et ce, dès son plus jeune âge. Il s'avère donc essentiel que parents et enfants apprennent à le gérer le plus tôt possible afin de profiter pleinement de chaque moment de la vie. Germain Duclos définit tout d'abord le stress et en présente les différentes composantes. Il décrit ensuite les nombreuses situations qui génèrent du stress: performance sportive ou artistique, difficulté d'adaptation, doute quant au sentiment de sécurité, résultats scolaires, tension familiale, conciliation travail-famille, etc. Enfin, tout en identifiant les impacts sur le développement de l'enfant de même que les manifestations physiologiques et comportementales qui y sont liées, il fournit d'efficaces stratégies pour aider le jeune et sa famille à mieux composer avec le stress afin de s'assurer qu'il ne rime jamais avec détresse.
FAM BF 723 .S75 .D83 2011

Be the boss of your stress : self-care for kids
/ Culbert, Timothy -- Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishers, 2007.

Be the Boss of Your Stress speaks to kids ages 8 and up. When your body, mind, and spirit are balanced—working together—they help you stay healthy and positive, even when you have stress.
FAM BF 723 .S75 .C85 2007

A child's story : going to school with anxiety / Bains, George Ann -- Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2009.
This book helps parents explain to their child what they are feeling and gives counselling techniques that can be implemented immediately. This book deals with the frightening prospect of going to school and the inner worries of a little girl coming to terms with her anxiety.
FAM BF 723 .A5 B35 2009

Don't sweat the small stuff - and it's all small stuff / Carlson, Richard -- New York: Little Brown, 2000.
Addresses common stressful situations and gives suggestions on how to manage them. Appropriate for ages: 12-17 years..
FAM BJ 1581.2 .C33

Exploring feelings : cognitive behaviour therapy to manage anxiety / Attwood, Dr. Tony -- Texas: Future Horizons, 2004.
Learning about emotions helps children recognize the connection between thinking and feeling, and helps them identify the physiological effects of anxiety on the body (sweating, increased heart rate, crying, etc.).  This book provides a guide for caregivers and the workbook section allows children to identify situations that make them anxious and learn how to perceive the situation differently.
FAM BF 723 .A5 A88 2004

Feeling great : teaching children to excel at living / Orlick, Terry -- Carp, ON: Creative Bound Inc. 2004.
This book contains over 100 fun-filled activities designed to help children cope effectively with stress, look for highlights each day, act on good decisions, and approach life with a stronger sense of self-confidence.
FAM HQ 769 .O75 2004

Fighting invisible tigers : a stress management guide for teens / Hipp, Earl -- Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2008.
Explains reasons for stress and how to cope with it. Appropriate for ages: 12-17 years.
FAM BF 724.3 .S86 H495 2008

Freeing your child from anxiety : powerful, practical solutions to overcome your child's fears, phobias, and worries / Chansky, Tamar E. -- New York: Broadway books, 2004.
Written by an expert in the field of childhood anxiety disorders, this indispensable guide is for parents looking for safe, proven methods for reducing childhood anxiety. Dr. Chansky shows them how to teach their child to successfully deal with stress and face the challenges and uncertainties of life.
FAM BF 723 .A5 C3 2004

Help for worried kids : how your child can conquer anxiety and fear / Last, Cynthia G. -- New York: The Guilford Press, 2006.
Provides strategies, insight and advice to help children conquer their anxiety and fear.
FAM BF 723 .A5 L37 2006

Hole in one : a tale from the Iris the dragon series : a children's book dealing with the topic of anxiety disorder / Grass, Gayle -- Perth, ON: Iris the Dragon, 2008.
A picture book for young school age children dealing with anxiety disorder, particularly while at school. Iris the dragon teaches Teeman tools to make him feel less anxious and more confident.
FAM BF 723 .G77 2008

Howard B. Wigglebottom learns about mud and rainbows / Binkow, Howard -- Thunderbolt Publishing, 2009.
Howard B. Wigglebottom is a bunny who likes to fix things, but when his friend Ali is sad because her parents are fighting, he learns that sometimes all a friend can do to help is to be a friend.
FAM BF 723 .A5 B56 2009

If your adolescent has an anxiety disorder : an essential resource for parents / Foa, Edna B. -- New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Provides professional advice as well as practical daily-advice tips from parents. Offers explanations of the four most common anxiety disorders and an in-depth look at the causes, treatment and prevention of these illnesses.
FAM BF 723 .A5 F63 2006

Incroyable moi maîtrise son anxiété: guide d'entraînement à la gestion de l'anxiété / Couture, Nathalie -- Québec: Éditions Midi trente, 2011.
Voici un guide d'intervention conçu pour aider les enfants a mieux comprendre les manifestations physiques, cognitives et émotionnelles de leur état. Chacune des sections présente une introduction théorique à l’ intention des adultes et est suivi d'explications simple et imagées, dan des mots d'enfants. Pour enfants de 6 a 12 ans.
FAM BF 723 .A5 .C68 2011

Keys to parenting your anxious child / Manassis, Katharina -- Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2008.
A practical guide that describes various kinds of anxiety-related behaviour and advice on how to help.
FAM BF 723 .A5 M36 2008

The mindful child: how to help your kid manage stress and become happier, kinder, and more compassionate / Greenland, Susan Kaiser. -- New York: Free Press, 2010.
Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you-- your thoughts, feelings and emotions-- so you can better understand what is happening to you. The author has developed techniques to teach mindful awareness to children, building their emotional and social skills and positively affecting their academic performance.
FAM BF 723 .S75 G744 2010

Pourquoi j'ai mal au ventre?: guide pratique de l'anxiété´ chez l'enfant de 7 a` 12 / Desrochers, Susie Gibson. -- Montréal: Éditions Logiques, 2011. 
Ce guide fait connaître aux parents inquiets les divers visages de l'anxiété à laquelle sont en proie leurs enfants : anxiété de séparation, phobies simple et sociale, stress post-traumatique, trouble obsessionnel-compulsif, etc. Il renferme une trentaine d'activités s'adressant directement à l'enfant: des outils pour contrôler son anxiété et des techniques qui s'apprennent, comme la respiration contrôlée. On y explique comment reconnaître les agents stressants, quelles sont les actions à entreprendre face à différentes émotions et comment remplacer les pensées irréalistes et noires par les pensées réalistes et roses. 
FAM BF 723 .A5 .G52 2011

The relaxation & stress reduction workbook / Davis, Martha. -- Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2008.
This workbook offers parents a variety of techniques they can use to help their children relax, unwind, and deal constructively with common stressors such as divorce, loss of a loved one, a family move, starting at a new school, and more.
FAM BF 723 .S75 D38 2008

Stress relief for kids : taming your dragons / Belknap, Martha -- Duluth, MN: Whole Person Associates, 2006.
This book will give children tools to cope with stress in all areas of their lives: on the playground with the school bully, at home with siblings, in the classroom with difficult tasks, and after school with peer pressures. You can easily adapt the relaxation scripts for multiple scenarios.
FAM BF 723 .S75 B4 2006

Stress relief : the ultimate teen guide / Powell, Mark -- Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2002.
Describes the causes of stress, how to recognize and deal with them, and how to alleviate the stress itself by using such methods as breathing exercises, meditation, and creative visualization.
FAM BF 724.3 .S86 P69 2002

Taming worry dragons : a manual for children, parents, and other coaches / Garland, E. Jane -- Vancouver: British Columbia's Children's Hospital, 2009.
Created by two psychologists at BC Children's Hospital, this manual explains what anxiety is, and provides helpful coping strategies based in cognitive behavioural therapy, in a language that kids can understand.
FAM BF 723 .A5 G37 2009

Les troubles anxieux expliques aux parents / Baron, Chantal. -- Montréal: Éditions de l'Hôpital Sainte- Justine, 2001. 
Un survol des troubles anxieux pour aider les parents à s'y retrouver. Quelles sont les causes de ces maladies et que faire pour aider ceux qui en souffrent? Comment les déceler et réagir le plus tôt possible? 
FAM BF 723 .A5 B37

What to do when you worry too much : a kid's guide to overcoming anxiety / Huebner, Dawn -- Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2006.
Teaches school-age children cognitive-behavioral techniques to reduce and overcome anxiety, fears, and worry, with writing and drawing activities and self- help exercises and strategies. Appropriate for ages: 7-12 years.
FAM BF 723 .A5 H83 2006

Worry taming for teens / Garland, E. Jane -- Vancouver: British Columbia's Children's Hospital, 2002.
A guide for teens on understanding and overcoming anxiety, panic, shyness, and other worry-related conditions. Appropriate for ages: 12-17 years.
FAM BF 724.3 .S86 G37

Yoga for little Yogis / Siegel-Wilson, Hilda -- Ottawa, ON: Baico Publishing Consultants Inc. 2007.
This is a useful yoga book for beginners, families or children. It contains explanations and pictures of various poses.
FAM BF 723 .S75 S53 2007

Your anxious child: how parents and teachers can relieve anxiety in children / Dacey, John S. -- San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
It's hard being the parent of an anxious child, watching your son's frustration grow, or seeing how your daughter tries to cope with her fears but gives up so quickly.  Filled with solid information, a proven four-step program, dozens of engaging activities, and insightful personal vignettes, this book gives you easy, fun, and highly effective tools to help your child become a creative problem solver.
FAM BF 723 .A5 D33 2000

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Web Sites

Helping Children Cope with Fear and Anxiety – CHEO

Anxiety – MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine

Generalized Anxiety Disorder - American Academy of Family Physicians

Anxiety Disorders - National Institute of Mental Health

Mac Anxiety Research Centre – McMaster University Medical Centre 

Kids Health – For Kids, Teens and Parents from the Nemours Foundation

Anxiety Disorders - Canadian Mental Health Association / Comprendre les troubles anxieux - Association canadienne pour la santé mentale

Canadian Mental Health Association - Ottawa Branch / Association canadienne pour la santé mentale – Section Ottawa

Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario

Stress Management Techniques for Children – Livestrong.com

Anxiety Bust – Mindyourmind.ca 

What is an Anxiety Disorder – Kids Help Phone / Qu’est-ce qu’un trouble anxieux? – Jeunesse, J’écoute


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YouTube

What is the difference between anxiety & depression? - CHEO Videos

How can you 'monitor' a youth with anxiety while they are away at school? - CHEO Videos

How can you help a teen having a panic attack? - CHEO Videos

Apps

HealthyMinds
● Free
● English and French
● Last updated Jan 29, 2015
● From the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
● From Google Play: HealthyMinds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter both on and off campus. The goal: Keeping your mind healthy. Features: daily mood tracker and timeline to track your progress; journaling feature with photo entry capability to help you stay mindful of emotions; problem-solving guide linked to calendar which helps identify and develop a plan to address life challenges; stress buster strategies to learn how to cope with daily stresses; video breathing exercise to help calm the mind
● Available from Google Play and iTunes

Breathe2Relax
● Free
● English
● Last updated Feb 2015
● From T2
● From Google Play: Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and
instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.
● Available from Google Play and iTunes

Relaxing Anti-Stress Sound
● From Dandelion Soft
● Free
● English
● Last updated Nov 2014
● From Google Play: Do you experience stress-related illness such as stress anxiety, insomnia, depression and anxiety disorders and other mental
disorders? The 'Relaxing Anti-Stress Sound' presents a supplementary resolution.  Includes sounds of nature (rain, thunder / lightning, wind, woods,
streams, ocean, fire) and you can adjust the volume of the sound or create a combination of sounds. Use the buttons at the bottom to select the desired visual image focused on the period of time.
● Available from Google Play

Always There
● From Kids Help Phone / Jeunesse j’écoute
● Free
● English
● Last updated July 2014
● From Google Play: The Kids Help Phone app provides a password protected space for you to log your feelings during the day, as well as youth-submitted inspirational quotes, tips on taking care of yourself, and jokes aimed at helping you cope with stress. The Info Booth has lots of information on
emotional health topics and more. Finally, the app can also connect you directly with a Kids Help Phone counsellor over the phone, or during certain
hours, Live Chat.
● Available from Google Play and iTunes

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
● From Sesame Workshop
● Free
● English and Spanish
● Last updated March 2014
● From Google Play: Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and
Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out! Your child will enjoy silly animations and playful interactions as she is exposed to important emotional vocabulary, a calm breathing technique, personalized encouragements, and more! PLEASE NOTE: Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame is a very robust app and requires a strong wifi connection to ensure a complete download process.
● Available from Google Play and iTunes

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Local Contacts

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
By physician’s referral
613-737-7600, ext. 2496

Canadian Mental Health Association - Ottawa Branch
1355 Bank St, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8K7
613-737-7791
cmhaoc@magma.ca


Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario
Heartwood House
404 McArthur Ave.
Ottawa, ON
K1G 1G5
613-729-6761
Toll Free: 877-308-3843
info@anxietydisordersontario.ca

Kids Help Phone
800-668-6868

 

This guide provides medical material for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. The information may not always apply to your individual situation.

The guide represents material available in the Family Resource Library collection at CHEO. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Your local public library may also be able to provide valuable information.

If you require materials in alternative formats, please contact the library at 613-737-7600 ext. 2157 or at library@cheo.on.ca.


Last Updated : Oct 2014
Links Tested : Oct 2014

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