Coping Cat Study

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The Effect of Coping Cat Program on Decreasing Severity of Anxiety Symptoms among Youth
Introduction and Background This study will design to examine the effectiveness of implementation of an anxiety reduction program on children and adolescence with anxiety disorders. It was hoped that a reduction in anxiety will be seen after the participants completed the coping cat program as a group. A reduction in anxiety would indicate a change in the child’s individualistic behavior, change in a child’s social behavior and improve of academic achievement. Data from this study were designed to evaluate the potential effectiveness of this type of evidence-based program as an intervention within a school system. It’s normal for children
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• Decrease of severity of anxiety symptoms will be maintained overtime (one year follow up period).
• People who had not improved over the one year following the intervention when compared to those who had improved will have less improvement in seventy of anxiety symptoms from coping cat program.
• An evaluation of efficacy of coping cat program on improvement of anxiety symptoms and other outcomes will identify factors and characteristics that relate to desired treatment outcomes.
Significant of the Study This study is important because it is the first study that focuses on anxiety disorder with children and adolescence in Jordan. The findings may be used to explain the effect of coping cat program on children and adolescence with anxiety disorders. The study also highlight on the level of anxiety symptoms before and after applying coping cat program. Lastly, it's significant may be seen from the results of this paper may support further studies and researches, help design effective coping cat programs, possible improvements in treatment and provide elements to decrease anxiety level with children and adolescence had anxiety
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There is now strong evidence to support the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy, coping cat, as a first – line treatment for children and adolescence with anxiety. Articles and researches showed that anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illness disorders in children and adolescents, but they often go untreated and undetected. Identification and effective intervention of childhood anxiety disorders can decrease the negative effect of these disorders on academic achievements and social relation and functioning in youth and their persistence into adulthood (Connolly & Nanayakkara, 2009).
Multi studies focused on evidence-based treatment interventions for childhood anxiety disorders, and on the effect of applied intervention like coping cat program on anxiety level in childhood anxiety disorders (Lenz, 2016; Podell et al., 2010). Although the literature covered a wide variety of such issues, this review will focus on major issue which showed in different themes throughout the literature reviewed. Although the literature presents these themes in a variety of contexts, this paper will primarily focus on review the results of trials that had tested coping cat programs in samples of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. The review will focus on studies that target the more common childhood anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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