Brave Buddies Intensive Treatment for Selective Mutism
Laura Kirmayer tells us all about the Child Mind Institute's program, from why it works to individually tailored interventions to the weeklong group sessionsWATCH MORE
How Shy Is Too Shy? - Raquel Cumba, PhD
Dr. Raquel Cumba discusses how selective mutism is different from shyness, and how the inability to speak is not the same (but can co-occur with) social anxiety disorder.WATCH MORE
Scott Stossel on Helping Kids Cope With Anxiety: 'Push Gently'
The Atlantic editor relates his experience growing up and raising kids with severe anxiety . His advice: supportively help a child experience situations that cause anxious responses.WATCH MORE
Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dr. Alec Miller describes how the approach for treating borderline personality disorder can help people with very troubling behaviors by seeing someone else's point of view.WATCH MORE
Do Kids Grow Out of ADHD...and How?
While some kids do shed the diagnosis, it's vital to think about what all children can achieve with early intervention. Sometimes 'wait and see' is the worst option.WATCH MORE
Family Dynamics and Problem Behavior
Dr. Mary McKay says parents need to understand why kids might act out, and how putting thought and effort into a few specific areas of family life can have transformative effects.WATCH MORE
How Genetic Testing Helps Families and Kids
Dr. Wendy Chung on how it can improve the lives of a kids with developmental issues, like a better idea about what the future holds and a clear diagnosis so families can secure needed help.WATCH MORE
Why Do Young People Hurt Themselves?
Harvard researcher Matthew Nock describes the reasons or 'functions' that might drive people to self-injury. A key insight is that self-harm can have emotional and social effects all of can understand.WATCH MORE
Antipsychotics, Weight Gain, and Kids' Health
Christoph Correll, MD, on balancing the benefits with strategies to address side effects. The takeaway: encourage healthy living, and always begin with the intervention that poses the smallest risk.WATCH MORE
Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children and Adolescents
Educator and advocate Lauren Book describes key physical and behavioral clues to abuse. This is incredibly important as children are often ashamed and find it difficult to open up.WATCH MORE