Resources for Parents

Websites with information on Child Anxiety:

Finding Help:


If you are unable to find a treatment provider through this or other websites, you should:

  • Contact the psychiatry department at a local medical school or a university psychology department.
  • Contact your county mental health department, a local hospital or community mental health center and ask about mental health clinics or staff psychiatrists.
  • Search through your insurance company for local behavioral health or psychiatry providers. 
  • Search the American Psychological Association provider database

Disclaimer: We do not endorse the references or providers listed, we merely list available resources as a service.

Books That May Be Helpful For Parents

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Suggestions to Help Intervention

Think Exposure Tasks!

  • Considering CBT with anxious youth? Think exposures.
    Kendall, P., Robin, J., Hedtke, K., Suveg, C., Flannery-Schroeder, E., & Gosch, E. (2005)
    Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 12, 136–150.
  • When considering what to do about distressing anxiety….”Think Exposures”

The Power of Non-Negative Thinking

Safety Seeking and Exposure Tasks

Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Try Not to Be “Over” Involved

“Transferring control” can be Helpful

Smoothing the Trail: Being Flexible While Following the Manual

Parents Can Help Children Regulate Their Emotions

Flexible Applications of the Coping Cat Program

Flexibility Within Fidelity

  • Flexibility within fidelity
    Kendall, P. C., Gosch, E., Furr, J. M., & Sood, E. (2008)
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47(9), 987–93.
  • Considers and describes the essential features of effective treatment for youth anxiety.

The FEAR Plan Comes to Life

Not to Be Concerned: Exposure Tasks Are OK