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Mental Health Resources for Military Families
Dr. Jamie Howard discusses how the Child Mind Institute is trying to help military service members, veterans, and their families navigate the mental health care system both for themselves and their kids.- Jamie Howard, PhD
Cogmed and Other Brain Training Approaches: What's the Evidence?
Join Dominick Auciello, PsyD, for a comprehensive overview of how the Cogmed working memory training program works, including a demonstration of the program.
How Pornography Can Harm Your Kids
Dr. Al Ravitz discusses how pornography's depiction of sex can skew a young person's views. We should help our children avoid harmful stereotypes and unrealistic expectations.
Silver Linings: An Irreverent but Real Look at Mental Illness
A movie with a bipolar hero who benefits from therapy and medications, family and friends, and the recognition that we are all unbalanced, to some degree.- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
Our 6-year-old son falls asleep with relative ease but has a difficult time staying in bed. What can we do?
To go back to sleep in the middle of the night instead of jumping into bed with you, kids need to learn to fall asleep by themselves.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
How to Help Kids Who Are Picky Eaters
Unless your doctor's worried about nutrition, what's important is helping kids feel good about trying new tastes- Rachel Ehmke
More Than Picky Eating
When kids are so averse to foods that they're malnourished, or avoidance is seriously limiting their lives, they may need help. Often the culprit is anxiety.- Rachel Ehmke
Pediatricians and Children's Mental Health
They are the first people parents turn to when there is a problem, Dr. Gabrielle Carlson says—but we need better training and more specialists to adequately care for children in distress.
My five-year-old is being disruptive towards the end of the school day. What can I do to help him?
Your son might be acting out because he's getting tired. Motivate him with positive reinforcement for his good behavior.- Samantha P. Miller, PhD
Language & Communication: The SLP Perspective
In this workshop, Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP, MSEd, a speech-language pathologist at the Child Mind Institute, will share what we know about the connection between speech, language, and selective mutism.