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Kids and Anxiety: The Parents' Role in Treatment
Children with anxiety disorders like OCD rely on parents to help them avoid what they fear. But cooperation only makes the fear worse. In therapy parents learn to help kids fight back.
Should my son switch to a school that focuses on behavior challenges?
When kids with anxiety and attention challenges are having a hard time at school, it might be a good idea to make a switch.- Ruth Lee, MEd, ET/P
Research Update: What Do We Actually Know At This Point?
This workshop provides an overview of the cutting-edge research that guides treatment for selective mutism.
Autism Update: Diagnosis and Treatment Going Forward
Join Ron Steingard, MD, Michael Rosenthal, PhD, and Dena Buchalter, PhD, for a panel discussion and question and answer session on recent advances in the area of autism.
What should a worried kindergarten teacher do about imaginary gun play in her class?
Play violence is developmentally appropriate for young kids, but teachers should always be on the lookout for warning signs of problem behavior.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
What's the Prognosis for a Child Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder?
Dr. Gabrielle Carlson on what mental health professionals know--and don't know--about the future for these kids. One thing is certain: helping the child in the present is good medicine.
'Beasts of the Southern Wild': On Trauma and Surviving Adversity
Despite profound adverse experiences, the child Hushpuppy thrives in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild.' Why are some people more vulnerable to trauma?- Alan Ravitz, MD, MS
My 16-year-old son vomits before every basketball game. Could this be generalized anxiety disorder?
That depends on whether he is anxious in a lot of other situations, like test-taking, and whether it's interfering with his life.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Tips for Helping Military Children Cope Healthily With a Parent's Deployment
Dr. Jamie Howard discusses how parents in the armed services and their spouses can help their children thrive even when one parent is away for extended periods. One tip: keep lines of communication open.- Jamie Howard, PhD
How Military Deployment Can Impact Families, Both Parents and Kids
The stress of overseas military deployment can affect not only service members but entire families as well. Dr. Jamie Howard discusses why families can have a tough time adjusting even after they are reunited.- Jamie Howard, PhD