Resources Tagged With: CDC

Sleep in Middle and High School Students

Children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health and behavior problems. Learn how much sleep students need and how many are not getting it. Read more ›

Behavior or Conduct Problems in Children

Children sometimes argue, are aggressive, or act angry or defiant around adults. A behavior disorder may be diagnosed when these disruptive behaviors are uncommon for the child’s age at the time, persist over time, or are severe. Read more ›

What Is Children’s Mental Health?

Being mentally healthy during childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities. Read more ›

Concerned About Your Child’s Development? [downloadable] [web resource]

As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns. Don’t wait. Acting early can make a real difference! Read more ›

Parent Training in Behavior Management for ADHD

Behavior therapy is an effective treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that can improve a child’s behavior, self-control, and self-esteem. It is most effective in young children when it is delivered by parents. Experts recommend that healthcare providers refer parents of children younger than 12 years old for training in behavior therapy. Read more ›

School Changes – Helping Children With ADHD

Many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with school. Recently, children have faced a variety of changes in the way that they attend school. Some might be attending virtual classes; others might attend school in-person with many new rules. To help your child with ADHD adjust to these changes, learn about the resources available for parents. Read more ›

What Is the Latest Research on Autism?

As of March 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that among 8-year-old children, one in 54 are autistic. This number has increased from the one in 59 prevalence reported in previous estimates.

With autism rates on the increase, the scientific community has become all the more interested in uncovering the factors linked with autism. Read more ›

The CDC Adds Mental Health Conditions to High-Risk Covid-19 List

In October 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added mood disorders to the list of conditions that put people at high risk for severe Covid-19. Millions of Americans with conditions “including depression and schizophrenia spectrum disorders” are eligible for booster shots based on their mental health diagnosis alone. Read more ›

CDC Expert Panel Recommends COVID Vaccine for Kids 5-11

On November 2, 2021, an expert advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously recommended emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 for kids ages 5-11 Tuesday, clearing the way for the agency to greenlight mass vaccination effort of school-aged children as early as this week. Read more ›

Updated CDC Guidance for the 2021 Holiday Season

Holiday traditions are important for families and children. There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health. Read more ›

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