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Childrens Mental Health

Post-Trumpatic Stress: Let's Take Care of the Kids

Jerome Schultz | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Jerome Schultz

My email in-box and voicemail were filled today with messages from parents seeking advice about what to say to their kids in the wake of this election...

Duchess Kate Yet Again Proves She's A Mental Health Superstar

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Now this is good parenting. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge shared a message about mental health on Sunday, saying that she and her husband Prince...

Prince William Makes An Excellent Point About Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living

This is Dad Of The Year material if you ask us. Prince William shared an inspiring message on Father's Day through the mental health campaign Heads To...

It's Time for Mental Health Advocates to Take Back Assisted Outpatient Treatment From Misguided Politicians

Scott Bryant-Comstock | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Scott Bryant-Comstock

One of the more ironic aspects of the protracted debate about what defines mental health reform is the discussion of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT). Over the past few years, in stump speeches and editorials too numerous to count, the term AOT has become synonymous with mental health reform.

Tackling Children's Mental Health Needs, Step-by-Step

Judith Sandalow | Posted 05.04.2016 | DC
Judith Sandalow

I'm a pragmatic optimist. Why? Because I've seen what can happen when people roll up their sleeves and do the hard work of making needed changes. Thin...

Why Every Parent Needs to Start Caring About Children's Mental Health

Angela Pruess | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents
Angela Pruess

The mental and emotional well-being of our children affects all of us as parents, and if we continue to remain behind the eight ball on this issue, our kids and our society will continue to pay a steep price.

Duchess Kate Has An Important Message For Struggling Kids

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living

The Duchess of Cambridge kicked off Children's Mental Health Week in the United Kingdom Monday with a rare but touching video message. Kate sat down f...

Time in With Dr. Tim

Dr. Tim Goldsmith | Posted 01.29.2017 | Parents
Dr. Tim Goldsmith

I recently had to visit the principal's office at my 12-year-old daughter's middle school because she has been bullying other girls at school. How do ...

Many Kids With Mental Health Issues See Only Pediatricians

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living

One in three children who were diagnosed and treated for mental health conditions on an outpatient basis saw their primary-care doctors for this care,...

How to Prevent Mental Health Problems? Begin at the Beginning With Infants and Toddlers

Matthew Melmed | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Matthew Melmed

How do we bolster positive mental health in young children and ensure that challenges are detected early? The key is to integrate mental health prevention services into the settings where children spend their time -- at home, child care or the doctor's office.

Babies' Mental Health Matters

Matthew Melmed | Posted 05.14.2016 | Parents
Matthew Melmed

We can support young families as they master that critical dance of development. Or we can wait to address the mental health problems of older children and adults down the road, which is not only draining for them, but also expensive for society.

Start Here for Mental Health Awareness Month

Susan Vernicek | Posted 05.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Susan Vernicek

This is an important month -- mental health plays a vital role in our identities. Our mental well-being is probably the most difficult muscle to exercise. One thing I do know is that it's never, never too late to practice, teach and learn.

Kamala Harris' Bureau of Children's Justice Takes Shape

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

On Feb. 12, California Attorney General Kamala Harris held a press conference in Los Angeles to announce the creation of a "Bureau of Children's Justice" with goals ranging from reducing truancy and combatting "childhood trauma" to improving the foster care and juvenile justice systems.

How A Mom's Hunch Turned Into A Diagnosis Of A Brand-New Disorder

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Parents

As part of Speak Up for Kids, an initiative led by the Child Mind Institute to provide the public with information about children's mental health, The...

Helping Your Under-Scheduled Child Participate

Dr. Kathleen Trainor | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kathleen Trainor

The rise of technology has brought with it an epidemic of children school aged, and sadly, beyond, who spend most of their waking hours not face to face with peers but in front of a screen.

Rate Of Mental Health Treatment Increasing Faster For Kids Than Adults

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/27/2013 04:53 PM EST on LiveScience The use of mental health treatments in children has increased...

Helping Kevin Recover From Trauma

Judith Sandalow | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Judith Sandalow

In the past, there would be few options left for kids like Kevin. He would have continued to bounce from one foster setting to another without much chance of getting better. Not only would he never have the love and stability of a family, but he would likely spend much of his life in jail.

Dear Parent... Your Child Is Fat!

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

It doesn't really take a letter to tell kids they are overweight. They know this, and so do their parents. If the goal is trying to help families make real changes, a letter home stating a child's BMI is not really going to do anything.

Don't Let Your Kids Be 'Spooked' by Media This Halloween

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 12.21.2013 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

"Scary" anything -- especially when it's blaring out of every piece of technology in the house, from iPads, computers, TVs and iPhones to radios -- should be reserved for older eyes and ears.

Antipsychotics and Kids: What Parents Should Know

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

e worry a great deal about children with psychiatric problems who aren't getting treatment, but we should also worry about those who are getting misguided treatment.

A Is for....

Janine Francolini | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Awareness! And Awareness is what we have been focusing on this past month, as President Obama signed a proclamation declaring May as National Mental Health Awareness Month (the first president to do so!)

Anti-Bully? Sure -- But What About Pro-Friend?

Carlin Flora | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Carlin Flora

It only takes one. Just one friend, that is, to reduce a child's chances of being bullied, and, if he is bullied, of developing depression as a result.

Dad Of 6-Year-Old With Asperger's: "There Was Not A Lot Of Guidance"

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

It took Brian and his wife, Susanna, a lot of research and trial and error before they got their daughter, Arizona, help that really worked. Their 6-y...

Pushing for More Progress in the District's Children's Mental Health System

Judith Sandalow | Posted 07.08.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Last year Children's Law Center published a plan with practical recommendations to improve the children's mental health system in the District. Today, Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, we are releasing a report card that assesses progress in the areas outlined in our plan.

Research Identifies Psychopathic Traits Seen In Children's Brains

Posted 05.02.2013 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/02/2013 12:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Children with severe behavioral problems have ...