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Research on Perfectionism

perfectionismPerfectionism is a trait many of us cop to coyly, maybe even a little proudly. (“I’m a perfectionist” being the classic response you say in a job interview when asked to name your biggest flaw — one that you think isn’t really a flaw — for example.) But real perfectionism can be devastatingly destructive, leading to crippling anxiety or depression, and it may even be an overlooked risk factor for suicide, argues a new paper in Review of General Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association.  Read more »

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Internet Safety: What Parents Need to Know

girl internetThe Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Kids who are old enough to swipe a screen can have access to the world. But that access can also pose hazards.

That’s why it’s important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online. Read more »

Children And Media – Tips For Parents

child-with tabletIn a world where children are “growing up digital,” it’s important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the AAP to help parents manage the digital landscape they’re exploring with their children. Read more »

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How to Protect Yourself Online

internet safetyAccording to Larry Magid, technology journalist and CEO and co-founder of ConnectSafely.org, “…while it’s true that there are some privacy and security risks that are beyond our control, there is a lot we can do to protect ourselves.”

First and foremost, create strong passwords that are easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. Read more »

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Internet Safety Resource: NSTeens [web resource]

students-with tabletNetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement.

NSTeens was created to teach tweens and teens about making safer choices online. The engaging instructional resources include animated videos, Read more »

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Internet Safety Resource: NetSmartz Kids [web resource]

child using tech-1073638_1280NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement.

Targeted for elementary-school-age students, Read more »

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Internet Safety and Online Privacy Concerns

Common Sense Media  is a non-profit organization that helps families make smart media choices. Free resources include a library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Common Sense Media also provides research, tips, and tools to keep kids safe. Read more »

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College Guide for Students With Psychiatric Disabilities

san-jose-state92464_1280College students with psychiatric disabilities face unique educational challenges. Dedicated mental health counselors and disability coordinators are available on most campuses, and students can typically seek medical attention. Many students, however, do not know how to get help for their problems. Read more »

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Stay Connected with the MY3 App

MY3 suicide prevention Children's Health Council California Mental Health Services Authority has developed an app called MY3 that helps someone struggling with tough emotions or having thoughts of suicide to reach out to others for support.

Free from the Apple App Store and Google Play, with MY3, the user define his or her safety plan and a network of three individuals who can help when it’s needed most. It’s simple. . . .
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Behavioral Challenges in the Child Age 6 and Under [presentation]

Have you heard about the A-B-Cs of behavior?

Dr. Coloma discusses some of the causes of problem behavior, including neurological and emotional disorders and the link between problem behavior and anger. She also outlines strategies you can implement to foster new behaviors and options for help. Read more »

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