Mohawk Valley Region Events

Mohawk Valley Region Spring Event
March 17, 2023

“Anxious Children in Schools: How to Become a Part of the Solution” by Kimberly Morrow, LCSW



DATE:  March 17, 2023
Location:  New Hartford Senior High School,
33 Oxford Rd., New Hartford, NY   13413
Time:  7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CEs:  3

Here’s your chance to once again be with colleagues from around the region!  Join the NYSSSWA Mohawk Valley Region for its Spring Event which will feature a presentation on “Anxious Children in Schools: How to Become a Part of the Solution” presented virtually by Kimberly Morrow, LCSW.   Attendees will earn up to 3 Continuing Education social work hours.


A 3-hour training for school social workers to help children overcome anxiety so they can get back to learning and meet their educational goals. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness affecting up to 25% of children and has only increased since COVID.  Severe anxiety in emerging adults, ages 18-24, has become the new mental health crisis. This can be reduced by providing evidence-based skills to all students.This workshop will provide you with a clear understanding of the anxious brain, what you may be doing that perpetuates anxiety, simple ways to help children take charge and win the anxiety game, and ways to coach a child through anxiety. We will then apply those skills to specific anxiety disorders that students may struggle with. Time will be left at the end for questions and answers.

Don’t miss learning about: 

  • How to help children to understand their anxious brain and win the anxiety game.
  • How to avoid accommodating and reassuring student anxiety
  • Ways to appropriately scaffold students away from safety behaviors such as frequent trips to the bathroom, texting parents while at school, excessive hand washing and seeking reassurance.
  • Coaching students through anxiety distress and discomfort
  • Recruiting parents and teachers as anxiety coaches
  • Strategies for working with students who present with OCD, school refusal, PANS/PANDAS and selective mutism


7:45 – 8:20 Registration Check In

8:20 – 8:30 Welcome

8:30 – 11:30  Presentation:  “Anxious Children in Schools:  How to Become Part of the Solution” presented virtually by Kimberly Morrow, LCSW

11:30 – 12:30  School Social Workers Unite! 

We will have an opportunity to meet fellow colleagues, share resources, identify future training needs, discuss  challenges facing our profession as well as ways to promote school districts to hire additional School Social Workers to address the complex and critical mental health needs of today’s students.

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch:  Time to Network!!
Bring your own lunch, have it delivered, or grab a quick bite out!  Take time to catch up with colleagues from all across the region!

Registration Fees:

Members:              $40

Non-Members:    $55

Late Fee:   After March 10, 2023, there will be an additional $5 Late Fee charge.

Register Here

Cancellation Policy:  There will be a $10 cancellation fee to cover the administrative costs associated with refunding your conference/registration fee for any cancellations prior to March 10, 2023.  This must be in the form of an email sent to  After March 10, 2023, there will be no refunds.


We can’t wait see you in person again!!

CEUs:   In order to receive CEUs, you must register and pay, sign in and sign out as well as complete the Workshop Evaluations below. Certificates are released individually so will not be available prior to verification of all components is complete. Since this is a multi-step manual procedure, please allow time for processing. 

After the event, complete the survey via the link below:

Survey Link

Approved CEU Provider:  New York State School Social Workers’ Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0057

Tutorials:  Need help with event registration, payments, accessing invoices, CEU Certificates, etc.?  Click below for:

Event Tutorials

Purchase Orders:  If you submit a purchase order, be sure to provide a copy of your invoice to your district’s accounts payable department for payment.  See Tutorials to assist you:

Please instruct your district to include your invoice on any communications as well as the check for payment.  Approved P.O.s should be faxed to (315) 624-1266 Attn: Tricia Zupan or emailed to:

Send checks to:  NYSSSWA, 264 Rider Road, Clayville, NY 13322

 Past Events:

March 16, 2018:  “Vaping and Its Place on the Continuum of Addiction” Presented by Paul Vitagliano, CASAC (1 CEU)  “Practical Play Therapy:  A Brief Presentation of Theory & Interventions” by Jennie Mazza Jones, LCSW, CCPT

CEUs:   In order to receive your CEUs, be sure to complete your Evaluation at:

Click Here for More Information.

November 18, 2016:   “Decision Making Under Stress” Presented by: Jodi Kapes, ACSW, LCSW-R  and  “Current Trends in Substance Abuse” Presented by:  Paul Vitagliano

CEUs:   In order to receive your CEUs, be sure to complete your Evaluation at:

Click Here for More Information.