Children In crisis
How Trauma Affects Kids in School
by Caroline Miller
The Child Mind Institute explores the many ways in which traumatic experiences can impact a child’s academic performance and emotional well-being. From difficulty concentrating and memory problems to social withdrawal and acting out, the effects of trauma can be far-reaching and profound. Drawing on the latest research and clinical expertise, the article offers practical tips and strategies for educators, parents, and caregivers to support children who have experienced trauma in the classroom and beyond. With compassion and insight, the Child Mind Institute sheds light on the challenges facing traumatized children and offers hope for healing and recovery.
Kids Mental Health is in Crisis: Here's What Psychologists are Doing to Help
by Zara Abrams
The American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology highlights promising trends in improving youth mental health in their recent article. With the pandemic highlighting the urgent need for mental health support for young people, researchers and clinicians have been exploring new ways to provide effective care. The article discusses the importance of early intervention and prevention, as well as innovative approaches such as teletherapy and community-based programs. It also highlights the need for cultural sensitivity and inclusivity in mental health services, and the role of schools in promoting mental wellness. Drawing on the latest research and expert opinions, this article offers a comprehensive look at the state of youth mental health and the promising trends that are shaping its future.
Understanding and Responding to Children in Crisis
The article “Engage, Calm, Distract: Simple Strategies to Help You Cope” provides valuable insight into managing stress and anxiety in children and yourself, particularly during challenging times. Developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the article offers practical advice on engaging in positive activities, calming the mind and body, and distracting oneself from stressors. By implementing these strategies, readers can improve their resilience and mental well-being, which is especially important during times of uncertainty and change. The article is a must-read for anyone looking to build their coping skills and lead a healthier, happier life.