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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Depression Resource Center [web resource]

depression289Some children and adolescents experience symptoms that are beyond the range of normal sadness. Depression can be diagnosed when feelings of sadness or irritability persist and interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to function. About 5 percent of children and adolescents in the general population suffer from depression at any given point in time. Read more ›

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Bullying Resource Center [web resource]

bullying288Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents. Bullying is repeated aggressive behavior that can present in the form of threats, physical assault, and intimidation that is intentional and involves a difference in power and/or strength.

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Anxiety Disorders Resource Center [web resource]

anxiety287All children experience anxiety. Anxiety in children is expected and normal at specific times in development. For example, from approximately age 8 months through the preschool years, healthy youngsters may show intense distress (anxiety) at times of separation from their parents or other caregivers with whom they are close. Read more ›

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Autism Resource Center [web resource]

autism286Autism is a condition which is usually diagnosed before a child is three. Autistic children have delayed speech or no speech at all, problems interacting socially, limited interests and odd or repetitive behaviors. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by abnormal brain development and functioning. Many children with autism also have an intellectual disability. Read more ›

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Bold, Happy, and Whole During the Holiday Season [presentation] [video] [downloadable]

In this workshop, Kanesha Baynard  pinpoints hidden holiday stressors and helps parents create support structures for the “here we go again” moments of dread, and map out a holiday wellness plan that will help you feel whole—instead of depleted—as you navigate the holiday season. Read more ›

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Stop Running (and other holiday tips for you and your teen)

written by Jenna Borrelli, LCSW, CHC

We are a society obsessed with running, and by running I don’t mean the physical activity of running, I mean running from one thing to the next, filling up our lives with countless activities, events, lists, other people, technology, and substances, so that we are rarely ever still and alone with ourselves. Read more ›

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: ADHD Resource Center [web resource]

ADHD283Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition which includes difficulties with attention, increased activity, and difficulties with impulsivity. Estimates show that 11 percent of school-aged children and about 4 percent of adults have ADHD. It is usually first identified when children are school-aged, although it also can be diagnosed in people of all age groups. In an average classroom of 30 children, research suggests that at least one will have ADHD. Read more ›

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network [web resource]

NCTSNlogo281Children who suffer from child traumatic stress are those who have been exposed to one or more traumas over the course of their lives and develop reactions that persist and affect their daily lives after the events have ended.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. Read more ›

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Interactive Panel: Growing Up with Learning & Attention Issues [video]

A panel of adults who grew up with learning and attention differences and have become successful in their work share their perspectives about who and what made a difference for them and how they found their ‘niche’ in work and life. Read more ›

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Study Confirms Link Between Violent Video Games and Physical Aggression

video-controller274The latest in the long-standing debate over violent video games: They do cause players to become more physically aggressive.

An international study looking at more than 17,000 adolescents, ages nine to 19, from 2010 to 2017, found playing violent video games led to increased physical aggression over time. Read more ›

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