Many parents feel anxious about talking to their child about sex and relationships, particularly given the wide ranging images and messages we receive on a daily basis about gender roles, relationships, and sexuality. Here are a few tips for parents from Health Connected, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help young people feel confident and supported to make informed decisions about their own sexual health. Read more »
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Do you think your child is experiencing anxiety and depression that needs to be addressed, but you don’t know where to start? Navigating mental health services can be challenging. Listen to a panel of specialists moderated by Ramsey Khasho, PsyD, Chief Clinical Officer at Children’s Health Council, to learn more about the services that are available and how you can access them when you need them. Read more »
Your child’s evaluation includes a bunch of scores and some recommendations. Even though your evaluator talked through all the scores with you, you’re still not sure what they mean or how to translate those into meaningful IEP goals for your son/daughter. Learn more about IEPs from Chris Harris, MEd, Director of EBC Schools, so that you can effectively advocate for your child. Read more »
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is typically described by the problems it presents. It is known as a neurological disorder, marked by distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, which begins in childhood and persists in adults. And, indeed, ADHD may have negative consequences for academic achievement, employment performance, and social relationships.
But ADHD may also bring with it an advantage: the ability to think more creatively. Read more »
The state a baby is born in makes a big difference in whether that child gets a good start in life, according to a new report.
Written by Vivien Keil, PhD, Neuropsychologist and Clinical Director at CHC
March Madness is around the corner: a time of anticipation and excitement for college basketball fans around the globe. Many students, however, especially those with learning and attention differences, are experiencing another form of madness altogether: midterms, projects, deadlines and a pressure to succeed. In a recent study, 45% of teens reported feeling stressed “all the time.” Many parents feel helpless as they wonder how best to help their kids stay afloat.Read more »
Since 2015, researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital clinic have been conducting a study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health that will involve nearly 300 young patients ages 8 to 18 to understand the long-term effects of transgender treatments. These include puberty-blocking hormones, which give patients more time to explore their gender identity, and testosterone and estrogen. Read more »
LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to new research. Read more »