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The Difference between Typical Anxiety and an Anxiety Problem All children feel anxious from time to time. Children with learning and attention issues are more likely to struggle with anxiety. How can you tell whether a child’s anxiety is typical and appropriate or something to be worried about? Document
The Incredible Years The Incredible Years is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programs for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The goal is to prevent and treat young children's behavior problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence. The programs are used worldwide in schools and mental health centers, and have been shown to work across cultures and socioeconomic groups. Website
The Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children The estimated prevalence of US children with a parent-reported ASD diagnosis is now 1 in 40, with rates of ASD-specific treatment usage varying by children’s sociodemographic and co-occurring conditions. Document
The Watson Institute The Watson Institute today is an educational organization, specializing in educating children with special needs, as well as those professionals and pre-professionals who serve children with special needs. We offer inclusive summer camp programs and provide child assessment and therapy for children and adolescents with autism. We also provide educational programming with a partial hospital component to children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances. We've given a well-deserved break to families through our CareBreak and respite programs. Website
Therapeutic Language--Language that Regulates: Part One Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel and guest Colleen Dockendorf discuss this positive and intentional tool for calming dysregulation in young children. In the two-part podcast series, we will discuss the definition of therapeutic language and how benefits children in their social emotional development. In particular, we will discuss situations where our words can diffuse a situation for young children and help them feel safe and secure. Podcast
Therapeutic Language--Language that Regulates: Part Two In the second part of our series on using therapeutic language with young children, Colleen Dockendorf is a guest speaker with Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel. She will discuss specific ways to use therapeutic language as a philosophical framework to help you transform your interactions with children. Please listen for some practical ways to promote emotional literacy in young children, particularly those who need to communicate 'big' feelings. Podcast
Tiempo de Pantalla (Screen Time) El tiempo de pantalla excesivo en la infancia se ha relacionado con una variedad de problemas de salud, incluido un mayor riesgo de obesidad y un desarrollo cognitivo reducido. Esta hoja de consejos explora el impacto del tiempo frente a la pantalla en los niños pequeños y proporciona estrategias para ayudar a los padres a reducir el tiempo frente a la pantalla en el hogar. Excessive screen time in childhood has been linked to a variety of health problems, including an increased risk of obesity and reduced cognitive development. This tip sheet explores the impact of screen time on young children and provides strategies to help parents reduce screen time at home. Tipsheet
Toddlers and Challenging Behavior: Why They Do It and How to Respond This ZERO TO THREE article explores the meaning behind challenging behaviors and how parents and caregivers can set age-appropriate limits for their toddlers. Document
Toddlers and Preschool Children: Essentials for Working with Toddlers and Preschoolers This online resource from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides information to help family members and caregivers interact positively with children.  Website
Transitions: Returning to Civilian Life This resource explores how your child may respond to changes as you leave the military and return to your community, providing you with ideas to help make the transition less stressful for your young child. Document