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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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Family Guides: Help Your Children Succeed in Key Learning Areas [downloadable]

FamilyGuides568When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful.  In fact, decades of research show that students with involved parents are more likely to attend school regularly, perform better in school, develop better social skills, and go on to post-secondary education. Read more ›

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Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol [downloadable]

TalkingAboutAlcoholSAMHSA559Young adults still need and value their parents’ guidance as they make decisions about their future. One of these decisions will be about alcohol use at college—and parents represent the best source of advice on the issue. Read more ›

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College Transition: Mitigating the Slippery Slide of Summer Melt

collegetransition557Summertime is synonymous with melting and we can all envision a delicious ice cream cone quickly melting as we hurry to eat it before it becomes a puddle. Unfortunately, there’s another kind of melt that can happen over the summer that needs our collective attention: “summer melt”. Read more ›

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Tips for Traveling with Kids with ADHD

Written by Jacqueline Nguyen, a licensed clinical psychologist at CHC.

familyaquariumvisit555Summer is in full swing! So much fun to be had: sunshine, relaxation, and family vacations. But if your time off involves traveling with a child with ADHD, you know it’s not always smooth sailing. Read more ›

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Fight Flight Freeze – A Guide to Anxiety for Kids [video]

What is anxiety? What does anxiety feel like?  Kids may not recognize that what they have been feeling are symptoms of anxiety. Fight Flight Freeze – A Guide to Anxiety for Kids is a short animated video that explains anxiety and its symptoms in easy-to-understand terms. Read more ›

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Fight Flight Freeze – Anxiety Explained for Teens [video]

F3 or the Fight-Flight-Freeze response is the body’s automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger. This video teaches teens how anxiety can trigger this normal biological response. Read more ›

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health [downloadable]

LGBT resources 549Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health. However, some LGB youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. Read more ›

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Positive Parenting Tips from CDC [web resource]

tips for parents 548As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. Read more ›

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Gender Spectrum [web resource]

Gender Spectrumgenderspectrum 541 is a nonprofit organization that helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and youth. Read more ›

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