School anxiety, avoidance, and refusal have become all too common in our classrooms today. During the course of their development many children and adolescents experience school-related anxiety in various ways. For some, school anxiety will manifest into school avoidance which may impact attendance, academic performance, social interactions, family relationships, and physical health. Without proper intervention, these problems can have a profound effect on both the family and a student's chance for success.
Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital offers a comprehensive course of treatment to address these issues. Our treatment approach includes working with the parents, the school system, and other necessary resources to meet each family's unique needs.
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As Seen on CBS 2 & ABC 7 Newscasts
Alexian Brothers' School Refusal/School Anxiety Program was featured on several newscasts in the Chicagoland area including CBS 2 and ABC 7. CBS 2's Investigative reporter Dave Savini interviewed a local teen bullying victim who came forward after receiving treatment at Alexian Brothers. ABC 7's Healthbeat reporters Sylvia Perez and Christine Tressel interviewed a patient from the program about the experience that she and her family had with school anxiety. Click on the links below to learn more.
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A counselor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we are committed to prompt attention.
Please call us at 1-800-432-5005.