For 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 ›
Anxiety & Depression
Teenage 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 ›
Even 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 ›
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 ›
At 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 ›
You 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 ›