Health - Physical and Mental

  • Description:
    The tool kit was created to help parents make the best possible use of the 100 days after their child was diagnosed with autism. It contains information and advice collected from trusted and respected experts on autism and parents related to causes and symptoms, the effects of autism on families, treatment options, and children's right to public education.
    Review Date: 7/10/2017
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    Parents are provided with strategies to help their child cope with stress.
    Review Date: 4/22/2017
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    The importance of healthy breakfasts for children and youth is highlighted; tips for how to prepare balanced breakfasts are provided.
    Review Date: 6/15/2017
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    Kids and teens share their experience of what it has been like to live and cope with depression.
    Review Date: 6/29/2017
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    Adjustment disorders and their subtypes are defined; causes and symptoms are outlined and treatment options are discussed.
    Review Date: 7/31/2017
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    Separation anxiety in children is discussed, including its relation to the brain and connection to learning
    Review Date: 2/27/2017
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    A general overview of alcohol, including risk factors and signs of use. Website also includes a confidential phone number and live chat with counselors in English and Spanish.
    Review Date: 5/17/2017
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    Allergic rhinitis in children is discussed; risk factors, symptoms and treatment options are explained.
    Review Date: 6/12/2017
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    "A chapter on anger disorders in youth including Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder and Disruptive Mood Dsyregulation Disorder (DSM 5). The origins of angry, defiant behaviors in children are explained and an approach to diminish excessive anger in youth, Forgiveness Therapy, is discussed. The role of Catholic faith is also incorporated when appropriate.
    Review Date: 7/27/2017
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    Developmentally appropriate strategies are available to help children and youth cope with fear and anxiety induced by mass shooting.
    Review Date: 7/27/2017
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    Side effects of antidepressant medication on children and adolescents, in particular suicidal thoughts, are discussed. Current findings on different treatment methods for depression are also summarized.
    Review Date: 6/21/2017
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    Several different types of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder are explained.
    Review Date: 6/7/2017
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    Different types of anxiety disorders are described, causes and signs are listed and a common treatment method, cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), is explained.
    Review Date: 6/26/2017
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    Asthma symptoms and the causes of asthma attacks are explained. Two types of asthma, exercise-induced asthma (EIA) and allergy-triggered asthma, are described. Asthma categories based on severity of symptoms are listed.
    Review Date: 6/21/2017
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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is defined; its symptoms and treatment options are discussed.
    Review Date: 6/12/2017

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