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Childrens Mental Health

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 ...

The Barriers to Mental Health Care for Kids and How to Overcome Them

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, President Obama called for a national conversation about mental health. But that conversation really begins in your home and your community, and it doesn't start and stop with individual tragedies.

Bus Stop to Nowhere

Raquel Regalado | Posted 04.08.2013 | Miami
Raquel Regalado

In the following months we will discuss school security at the national, state and school board levels and work to safeguard the physical safety and mental health of our students. At Miami-Dade County Public Schools we have taken a first step.

Experts Warn About 'Huge Gaps' In Kids' Mental Health Care

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents

* Huge gaps in mental health for children * Most disorders appear before high school * Only one-quarter of kids who need...

Most Kids Who Need Mental Health Care Don't Get It -- GAO

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Hot off the presses, here's a report from the Government Accountability Office on the state of children's mental health care. It reveals some major pr...

Newtown and the Nation's Mental Health

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

There have been 29 mass shootings in the United States between the events of April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School and the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I propose these shootings were, in part, a health care issue.

Children's Mental Health After the Shooting in Newtown

Eva Alisic, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Alisic, Ph.D.

In the wake of a disaster of horrific impact and proportions, many wonder about children's responses to traumatic events and how best to support them.

Smart Investment: Children's Mental Health

Judith Sandalow | Posted 01.15.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

For all the children in D.C. who need these services, funding mental health programs and building capacity is a smart investment.

Violence Highlights Need for Children's Mental Health Services

Judith Sandalow | Posted 08.27.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Growing up in the District of Columbia can be like growing up in a war zone. Every day, battles rage between adults within homes and on city streets, and far too often children bear witness to this violence.

QUIZ: Facts And Myths About Children's Mental Health

Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents

Your child is acting out. Does that mean he has ADHD? Do your daughter's mood swings mean she's plagued by full-blown depression? In honor of National...

Disorder Many Parents Don't Know To Look Out For

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents

Written by Beth Arky. This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental Health Awa...

It's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week: Know the Signs, Make a Difference

Tamar Chansky | Posted 05.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

It's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week -- and with it, the opportunity for parents, teachers, coaches and troop leaders to make a difference in a child's life by keeping on the look out for signs that a child is struggling with a mental health issue.

What Is ADHD, and Why Do People Say It Doesn't Exist?

| Posted 05.09.2012 | Parents

Written by Dr. Steven Kurtz This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental Heal...

Speak Up for Kids Mental Health This Week

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The public perception of child and adolescent mental illness hasn't changed along with the possibilities that have opened up to treat or even prevent it.