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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
ADHD data and trends information 2001 Data on ADHD from the Child Trends Data Bank Document
ADHD in Young Children: Use Recommended Treatment First Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry recommend behavior therapy over medication as first-line treatment for young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently analyzed healthcare claims data for young children insured by Medicaid between 2008 and 2011 and young children insured through employer-sponsored insurance between 2008 and 2014, finding that approximately 75% of young children with ADHD received medicine as treatment. Only about 50% of young children with ADHD in Medicaid and 40% with employer-sponsored insurance received psychological services, which may have included behavior therapy. Website
ADHD: Seeing the Disability Behind the Behavior This course examines the myths and facts of AD/HD and successful strategies for inclusion of children with AD/HD in child care settings. For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
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
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
Are the Words We Use Really Teaching? In this podcast, Dea Anderson and Priscilla Weigel discuss some of the common phrases heard in child care programs like “bubble in your mouth” and offer alternative guidance strategies for achieving the same goals. Podcast
Attention Deficit Disorder Association The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world's leading adult ADHD organization. Our mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives. We are an international non-profit organization, founded twenty years ago by adult ADHD support group leaders to share information, resources and provide support for one another. In the 20 years since its inception, ADDA has grown to become the source for information and resources exclusively for and about the adult ADHD community. Our goal is to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of AD/HD. ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience. The information and resources provided to individuals and families affected by AD/HD and professionals who serve them focuses on the diagnosis, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with AD/HD lead better lives. Website