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Anxiety & Depression

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: How to Deal with a Bully and Overcome Bullying

BullyingFor those suffering bullying or cyberbullying, the effects can be devastating, leaving you feeling helpless, humiliated, angry, depressed, or even suicidal. And technology means that bullying is no longer limited to schoolyards or street corners. Cyberbullying can occur anywhere, even at home, via cell phones, emails, texts, and social media, 24 hours a day, with potentially hundreds of people involved. But no type of bullying should ever be tolerated. These tips can help you protect yourself or your child—at school and online—and deal with the growing problem of bullying and cyberbullying. Read more ›

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Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

desperate teenTeenage depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional melancholy—it’s a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Teen depression can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, self-loathing and self-mutilation, pregnancy, violence, and even suicide. But as a concerned parent, teacher, or friend, there are many ways you can help. Talking about the problem and offering support can go a long way toward getting your teenager back on track.

There are as many misconceptions about teen depression as there are about teenagers in general. Read more ›

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Online Resource: StopBullying.gov [web resource]

Aggressive behavior may be bullying depending on what happened, how often it happens and who it happens to.

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. If your child or someone you know is being bullied, the Get Help Now section outlines the steps you can take to resolve the situation. Read more ›

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Bullying: What Parents Need to Know [presentation]

Learn about bullying and the consequences of bullying, how to identify if your child is being bullied, and what you and your school can do to help. Read more ›

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Children and Anxiety [presentation]

These days anxiety is the number one problem interfering with kids’ emotional well-being.  Learn how to understand your anxious child’s reactions, how to respond and how to help your youngster with tools for success. Read more ›

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Building Resilience in Children and Youth Dealing with Trauma

RainbowEven very young children can be affected by traumatic events and have serious problems later in childhood and adulthood. But the great news is that, with help from families, providers, and the community, children and youth can demonstrate resilience when dealing with trauma. Read more ›

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Test Anxiety

Answer sheet and pencil for education conceptYour child went to class, completed homework, and studied. He or she arrived at the exam confident about the material. But if he or she has test anxiety, a type of performance anxiety, taking the test is the most difficult part of the equation. Read more ›

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School Refusal

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School refusal describes the disorder of a child who refuses to go to school on a regular basis or has problems staying in school. Children with school refusal may complain of physical symptoms shortly before it is time to leave for school or repeatedly ask to visit the school nurse. If the child is allowed to stay home, the symptoms quickly disappear, only to reappear the next morning. In some cases a child may refuse to leave the house. Read more ›

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Resources for Explaining Tragedies to Your Children

tragicevent06At CHC, we understand how challenging it is to quell the anxiety and fear that may affect your children in the aftermath of a shooting or similar traumatic event. Read more ›

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When Your Child Worries

worried childYou put your daughter to bed hours ago, but at 11 PM  she comes running into your room saying, “I want to sleep with you.  I’m afraid.”  This has been going on for the past month even though she has always slept alone without any problem.

It is Monday morning and your son complains he has a stomachache and doesn’t want to go to school.  You know he’s not sick, but for the last two months his tummy aches have been a common occurrence.  What is going on? Read more ›

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