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About Our Kids The NYU Child Study Center offers science-based, research-driven psychiatric care to children and adolescents with learning, behavior, and emotional disorders. Our research initiatives advance our understanding of the causes and treatments of child mental disorders, and these findings are then integrated into our clinical care to provide state-of-the-art service. Outreach programs translate scientific research into everyday skills for parents and educators and into practical applications for pediatricians and mental health professionals around the country. Advanced training efforts prepare the next generation of mental health professionals to meet the demands of a complex and expanding field and help ensure that tomorrow's children will continue to benefit from the translation of research into advanced clinical care and effective treatments. The New York University Child Study Center is dedicated to increasing the awareness of child mental health issues and improving the treatment of child psychiatric illnesses through scientific practice, research, and education. Website
ACEs and Toxic Stress: Frequently Asked Questions The term “ACEs” is an acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences. The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has created a helpful "ACEs" infographic that can be downloaded here.  You will also find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about "ACEs." Website
Activities for Helping Children Deal with Divorce When working with young children and their families, early care and education professionals sometimes find themselves in the position of helping children cope and work through changes in their family systems. One such change that undoubtedly has an effect on young children is divorce. Document
Activity Level: Children Who Need to Move! Cindy and Priscilla discuss a temperament trait that is commonly associated with challenging behaviors in early childhood settings: activity level. While we often think first about a child who is really busy, children who have a low activity level need adaptations to the environment as well in order to have successful experiences. Listen to this podcasts for some strategies as you think about children and their movement in your programs. Podcast
Addressing Early Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems According to recent reports, more than 10% of young children have clinically significant mental health problems, but most receive no interventions for their disorder. Although often not recognized, young children experience mental health problems at rates similar to older children. Improved access to care, more research identifying alternative models, adequate payment for providers, and improved education on evidence-based interventions are among the recommendations in the November 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement and technical report Addressing Early Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Website
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry The AACAP website is a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders of children. The mission of AACAP is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers. Website
An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices A Nashville elementary school takes a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed practices, creating a space where students feel known and supported. Website
Angry Kids: Dealing with Explosive Behavior When a child—even a small child—melts down and becomes aggressive, he can pose a serious risk to himself and others, including parents and siblings.  Document
Annotated Bibliography of Children’s Books about Gender Diversity Here is an annotated bibliography of children’s books about gender diversity created by genderspectrum.org Document
Anxiety in Children Anxiousness and anxiety are common emotions that everyone feels at one time or another. This tip sheet explores common triggers of anxiety, when to be concerned and when to seek help. Tipsheet