80% of children who experience anxiety do not receive assistance
It has now been well established that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the treatment of choice for child and adolescent anxiety. However, 80% of children who experience anxiety do not receive any assistance. There are many children and families who cannot attend therapy for many different reasons. Advances in technology have made it possible to use the Internet to enable children and families to receive treatment more easily.
BRAVE responds to this call
We have therefore developed an online treatment program for childhood and adolescent anxiety that is easy for families to access. BRAVE can be completed in your own home, at your own pace, and at a time that suits you.
The BRAVE-Online, Therapist-Assisted program allows a real therapist to help your family through the program and to work with you to overcome your child’s anxiety. You will not meet this therapist face-to-face, but your BRAVE Online Therapist will email you each week, and talk to you over the phone during the program if needed.
Online interventions for child anxiety are effective
BRAVE is one of the first online CBT programs for children and teenagers with anxiety.
CBT interventions have shown to produce significant improvements in child anxiety. Between 50 to 85% of children/teenagers are no longer diagnosed with anxiety disorder after CBT.
Does CBT work online too? The short answer to this question is: yes it does.
Online CBT is extremely promising in the treatment of various anxiety disorders. Research supports online interventions for treating children with anxiety, with results for the therapist-assisted BRAVE-Online program being very similar to those for CBT in the clinic. BRAVE is an evidence-based online CBT program that has shown very positive results.