Kids

National Play Outside Day- The First Saturday of Every Month!

2022-01-05T15:54:28-06:00

Founded in 2011, National Play Outside Day is a conscious reminder to put time aside on the first Saturday of each month (at the very least, of course) and head outside and enjoy the great outdoors. This is a great encouragement to work towards healthy habits for both mind and body. Learn more about National [...]

National Play Outside Day- The First Saturday of Every Month!2022-01-05T15:54:28-06:00

How To Help Children with Separation Anxiety

2021-10-18T17:31:43-05:00

  As much as children and parents struggled to adjust to homeschooling when the COVID pandemic started, your children may experience separation anxiety as they head back to school. You can take some simple steps that may help ease the anxiety that your child feels if they face COVID-related separation anxiety. Prepare for Separation Anxiety [...]

How To Help Children with Separation Anxiety2021-10-18T17:31:43-05:00

School During The Pandemic: Mental Health Impacts On Students

2021-09-28T13:22:14-05:00

UNESCO says that the COVID pandemic has affected over 1.5 million students in 188 countries worldwide. In a recent study by YoungMinds, 83% of students already identified as depressed said that their symptoms worsened because they could no longer access the help they typically received at school. Since COVID has created a scenario that no [...]

School During The Pandemic: Mental Health Impacts On Students2021-09-28T13:22:14-05:00

Identifying Depression in Adolescents

2021-09-20T10:38:31-05:00

Finding Out if a Teenager is Depressed As a parent, healthcare worker, or teacher, you will want to know when and if an adolescent is depressed. Finding out the mental state of a teenager will allow you to ensure that their mental health and well-being are restored. It will also allow you to prevent a [...]

Identifying Depression in Adolescents2021-09-20T10:38:31-05:00

Teenagers: 5 Ways to Help Prevent Stress

2021-05-06T15:20:10-05:00

Between the obligations of school, homework deadlines, tests, perhaps a part-time job, family and social responsibilities and pressures, along with physical and emotional development, the teen years can very much be a stressful time filled with disappointments, drama, and unmet expectations. This is of course is not to say it’s all bad: fun, friendships, self-discovery, [...]

Teenagers: 5 Ways to Help Prevent Stress2021-05-06T15:20:10-05:00

Helping Young People Cope with Trauma

2021-04-19T10:19:50-05:00

When youth and adolescents experience trauma, how can parents, emergency service workers, and rescue providers, along with the larger community help them start to recover and ultimately overcome the traumatic experience? Whether it be suffering through a natural disaster, being a victim or witness to violence, or perhaps a tragic accident, be it large scale [...]

Helping Young People Cope with Trauma2021-04-19T10:19:50-05:00

May 5th is World Maternal Mental Health Day

2021-04-09T14:39:26-05:00

On Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 the fifth World Maternal Mental Health Day will be observed. This day is meant to raise awareness that any mother or mother-to-be can suffer from perinatal anxiety and mood disorders that can happen at any time during pregnancy, and up through the first 12 months after giving childbirth, and that [...]

May 5th is World Maternal Mental Health Day2021-04-09T14:39:26-05:00

Working Together to Give Our Youth A Promise for Tomorrow

2021-02-05T15:29:38-06:00

Did You Know? For middle and high school age youth (ages 12-18), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. (2016 CDC WISQARS) For college-age youth (ages 18-22), is the 2nd leading cause of death as well. (2016 CDC WISQARS) Over-all, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth and young adults ages [...]

Working Together to Give Our Youth A Promise for Tomorrow2021-02-05T15:29:38-06:00

School Interactions: Issues for Children with Mental Health Challenges

2020-07-31T19:05:37-05:00

Children who face challenges with their mental health often struggle with learning in school, as well as navigating the social and interpersonal interactions that take place in a traditional learning environment.   Studies have shown that 1 in 10 youth has a mental health issue severe enough to negatively affect or impair their ability to function at school, home, and within their communities. And, 1 [...]

School Interactions: Issues for Children with Mental Health Challenges2020-07-31T19:05:37-05:00

8 Ways You Can Help Your Child Adjust To Heading Back To School During COVID-19

2020-07-10T22:22:01-05:00

COVID-19 has changed the ways we go about our lives. While adults navigate managing their “new normal” while waiting to see what this means on a seemingly ever-changing basis, children can feel especially vulnerable during this time, as communities mull their return to school. Returning to school can cause many children anxiety even during normal [...]

8 Ways You Can Help Your Child Adjust To Heading Back To School During COVID-192020-07-10T22:22:01-05:00
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