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What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

anxious girl69When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fears, try to protect her from them. Read more ›

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Talking to Kids When They Need Help

conversationmentalhealth68As parents and teachers, you are the first line of support for kids and teens. It’s important for you to have an open line of communication with them and build a sense of trust. When your kids and teens are having difficulties, you want them to feel comfortable turning to you for help.

Just as important, is the ability to identify when your kids are struggling emotionally. Read more ›

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APA Psychology Help Center [web resource]

mental-health66The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

APA’s Psychology Help Center is an online consumer resource featuring information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being. Read more ›

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APA Resources for Coping with Mass Shootings, Understanding Gun Violence

Sad teenage boy65Resources on the American Psychological Association’s website can help people with cope with stress and anxiety caused by  shootings and gun violence. Read more ›

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Tips for Talking with and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event [downloadable]

SAMHSATipsforTalkingWithKidsafterDisasterChildren respond to trauma in many different ways. Some may have reactions very soon after the event; others may do fine for weeks or months, and then begin to show troubling behavior. Knowing the signs that are common at different ages can help parents and teachers identify problems and respond appropriately. Read more ›

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Screen-Addicted Teens are Unhappy

screenaddicted52Researchers found that teens who spent a lot of time in front of screen devices — playing computer games, using more social media, texting and video chatting — were less happy than those who invested time in non-screen activities like sports, reading newspapers and magazines, and face-to-face social interaction. The happiest teens used digital media for less than an hour per day. But after a daily hour of screen time, unhappiness rises steadily along with increasing screen time. Read more ›

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The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma

TheDeepestWellbookTwo-thirds of Americans are exposed to extreme stress in childhood, things like divorce, a death in the family or a caregiver’s substance abuse. And this early adversity, if experienced in high enough doses, “literally gets under our skin, changing people in ways that can endure in their bodies for decades,” writes Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, in her new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.
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Strategies to Support Anxious Kids in the Classroom [presentation] [video]

In this session for educators, Monique Gonzalez and Gabrielle Bernal present some strategies you can use in your own classroom to support your anxious students so that they can be more successful at school. Read more ›

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How to Teach Frustration Tolerance to Kids

m_frustratedMany young children struggle with frustration tolerance. Anger and frustration are powerful emotions, and children’s reactions can be intense in the moment. As adults, we know when our anger buttons are pushed. We know what we need to do to work through something frustrating in an appropriate manner. Kids, however, don’t enter this world with a pocket full of frustration management skills. Read more ›

Educational Leadership: Mental Health in Schools

mental health in schoolsEducating the whole child includes caring for the mental health of students. The December 2017/January 2018 issue of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development‘s flagship magazine, Educational Leadership, offers insights for educators on difficult topics like depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma, and how schools can help affected students thrive. Read more ›

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