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Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage? [downloadable]

mentalhealth579Even under the best of circumstances, it can be hard to tell the difference between challenging behaviors and emotions that are consistent with typical child development and those that are cause for concern. It is important to remember that many disorders like anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression, do occur during childhood. In fact, many adults who seek treatment reflect back on how these disorders affected their childhood and wish that they had received help sooner. Read more »

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Report: Are Students’ Assessments of Their Own Interpersonal Skills Reliable? [downloadable]

SEL study 578Researchers who examined data from five large California school districts have concluded that measures of students’ personal strengths and interpersonal skills are not reliable enough at this point to include in states’ and districts’ school accountability systems. Read more »

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California Pediatricians to Begin Screening Children for Traumatic Experiences in 2020

trauma survey 577Has your child ever lived with a parent or caregiver who had mental health issues, such as depression? Witnessed a parent or caregiver being screamed at, insulted or humiliated by another adult? Been separated from their parent or caregiver due to foster care or immigration?

Those are some of the questions on a survey that California pediatricians will use to screen millions of children for traumatic experiences beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Read more »

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The Complicated Relationship Between Screen Time and Depression

depression and social media 576Some experts think that the rise in mental health problems in youth can be tied to an event in 2007: The introduction of the iPhone. Psychologist and author Jean M. Twenge wants us to believe that the “iGen”, the generation shaped by smartphones and social media use, born between 1995 and 2012 is “on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades.” Read more »

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Mental Health Myths and Facts

Mental health 575Can you tell the difference between a mental health myth and fact? Learn the truth about the most common mental health myths. Read more »

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics [downloadable]

ADHDtheBasics NIMH 573Do you find it hard to pay attention? Do you feel the need to move constantly during times when you shouldn’t? Do you find yourself constantly interrupting others? If these issues are ongoing and you feel that they are negatively impacting your daily life, it could be a sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more »

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Children’s Mental Health: Signs Your Child Is Struggling

mental health 572As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your children or other dependents. You may be concerned or have questions about certain behaviors they exhibit and how to ensure they get help. Read more »

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Eating Disorders — Anorexia, Binge Eating, and Bulimia

eatingdisorders571Eating disorders involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food. Read more »

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Concrete Ways To Help Students Self-Regulate And Prioritize Work [video]

SEL selfregulation 570There are a lot of skills necessary to succeed in school that aren’t directly about mastering content, including the ability to recognize, name and control ones emotions. The school day often comes with lots of emotion, everything from elation to frustration, which makes it the perfect place to practice self-regulation. Read more »

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National PTA’s Special Education Toolkit [web resource]

Special ed 569The Special Education Toolkit from National Parent-Teacher Association (National PTA) helps make sense of an often confusing system and educates families of newly diagnosed children with special needs on how to get the best special education, services, and resources available to them. Read more »

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