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UCLA Child & Adolescent Anxiety Program UCLA Child & Adolescent Anxiety Program website is home to The Child and Adolescent OCD and Anxiety Program (CAAP), which is a clinical research program that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related problems in children and adolescents. Their goal is to provide effective treatments for youth suffering from anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette's and other tic disorders, and trichotillomania. Fact sheets, treatment in CA, and current research is available through this site. Website
Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development This June 2015 brief from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides basic information about brain development and the effects of abuse and neglect on that development. It is meant to help professionals understand the emotional, mental, and behavioral impact of early abuse and neglect on children who come to the attention of the child welfare system. Document
Washburn Center for Children The Washburn Center highlights its mission to help families and children at risk, suffering from mental health issues related to chemical dependencies and independent. Publications, articles, feedback from families, insurance info, and lots of relevant links and location information. Five Minneapolis locations and lots of volunteer opportunities. Website
What to Do (and Not Do) When a Child is Anxious Pointers for helping children escape the cycle of anxiety. Document
What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fears, try to protect her from them. Here are pointers from the Child Mind Institute for helping children escape the cycle of anxiety. Document
What to Expect and When to Seek Help: Tools to Promote Social and Emotional Development About the Tools: Throughout the tools, a strong emphasis is placed on strengths as well as concerns. The information under "What to Expect" not only offers a guide to healthy development and parenting, but provides information that parents can find reassuring about their child's behavior and their own parenting. The tools provide an opportunity to identify concerns at an early stage. The information under "When to Seek Help" includes concerns that might be addressed with additional information, as well as concerns that signal the need for further assessments and services. Website
When Children Miss Their Friends "Since children are spending a lot of time at home these days due to COVID-19, they’re likely to really be missing friends from school and other parts of life. But there are ways to help children stay socially connected, even when they’re physically apart." Explore these activities from Sesame Street. Website
When Things Aren't Perfect: Caring for Yourself and Your Children The human body is designed to handle some stress. Some stress, like the first day of kindergarten or working on a big school project, can actually be positive and help kids develop resilience. Resilience means being able to adapt and cope with stress in a way that helps you get better at handling stressful situations in the future. Document
When We are Scared   A free webinar about stress and trauma. The animals from the book "Once I Was Very Very Scared" are here to share their story and help others learn about stress and trauma. Through story and metaphor this webinar shares common reactions to stress and begins to talk about ways we can support healing and recovery.
Who’s in Control and Why Does it Matter? In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss the struggle that can sometimes arise between the early educator and a child in finding the balance between limit setting and power struggle. Some children can literally ‘run’ the program—how does this happen and how does the staff regain control? Priscilla shares some real life examples that can help shift the balance again. Podcast