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Resources Tagged With: mental health

Rising Depression and Hypertension in U.S. Millennials May Undercut Their Economic Potential [downloadable]

More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generation of young adults. Read more ›

Adoption and Developmental Stages — Infant Through Young Adult [web resource] [downloadable]

Children’s understanding of adoption differs at different ages. A parent’s explanation of a child’s adoption will need to be explained more fully as the child grows and learns. The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides resources to inform families how to sensitively provide guidance to children at different ages and developmental levels. Read more ›

Kids Who Worry [presentation]

All kids have fears. How do you as a parent know whether your child’s worries are cause for concern? Find out more about ‘normal’ worry and anxiety and how anxiety affects your child, and learn strategies that you can use at home to support your child when they worry. Presented by Dr. Emily Cree, licensed psychologist at CHC. Read more ›

How to Raise an Optimistic Human in a Pessimistic World

If you’re raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it’s no wonder. Due to the 24-hour news cycle, social media and cellphone notifications — and even sources you wouldn’t expect, such as Instagram and YouTube — kids are immersed in doom and gloom.

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Books to Help Kids and Teens Deal with Challenges [web resource]

Magination Press was created out of a desire to publish innovative books that would help children deal with the many challenges and problems they face as they grow up.

Written for ages 4 through 18, these books deal with topics ranging from the everyday — starting school, shyness, normal fears, and a new baby in the house — to more serious problems, such as divorce, attention deficit disorder, depression, serious injury or illness, autism, trauma, death, and much more. Read more ›

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

As the nation continues to face high-levels of stress, families are susceptible to mounting pressures from finances and work. Raising a family can be rewarding and demanding even in healthy social and economic climates, so stressful times can make things much more challenging. Read more ›

More Adolescents Seek Medical Care For Mental Health Issues

Less than a decade ago, the emergency department at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego would see maybe one or two young psychiatric patients per day, said Dr. Benjamin Maxwell, the hospital’s interim director of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Now, it’s not unusual for the emergency room to see 10 psychiatric patients in a day, and sometimes even 20, said Maxwell. “What a lot of times is happening now is kids aren’t getting the care they need, until it gets to the point where it is dangerous,” he said. Read more ›

Teen Suicide Is on the Rise. Thoughtful Treatment is Necessary.

Stephanie Doupnik, a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia writes about her interactions 27 teens who came to the emergency room seeking care for suicidal thoughts or a suicide attempt. Read more ›

Fact Sheets About the Unique Needs of Children Who Have Been Adopted [downloadable]

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) has developed two fact sheets about adoption tailored for teachers and pediatric healthcare providers. The fact sheets are designed to raise awareness about the unique needs of children who have been adopted, and to provide concrete tips on how these professionals can effectively work with these children. Read more ›

Traumatic Separation in Children and Adolescents [video]

This webinar from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network describes the impact of traumatic separation, attachment, and attachment disruption on children and adolescents. Read more ›

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