OCD: From My Lived Experience – “I Will Never Go Back To That Dark Place”

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By | 2018-10-12T13:06:13-07:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Know if Your Child Is Being Bullied

What are the signs of bullying? When does the teasing become torment? Jamie Howard, PhD We are all aware that being bullied as a child is not a trivial thing. It not only causes acute suffering, it has been linked to long-term emotional problems, and children who lack strong parental support seem to encounter

By | 2018-10-03T15:21:18-07:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Facebook Live Event: ACEs and Resiliency

This replay of the September episode of Facebook Live, presented by NAMI San Diego’s CYF Liaison team, is the online session of the CYFL Family & Youth Focus Group. Linda Ketterer, the Lead Trainer within the CYFL welcomes Dana Brown, who represents ACEs Connection. Together Linda and Dana present this month's focus topic

By | 2018-09-27T11:57:56-07:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

EN ESPAÑOL Kids who seem oppositional are often severely anxious By Caroline Miller A 10-year-old boy named James has an outburst in school. Upset by something a classmate says to him, he pushes the other boy, and a shoving-match ensues. When the teacher steps in to break it up, James goes ballistic, throwing papers and

By | 2018-09-27T11:07:55-07:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Paper Chase: Managing Your Child’s Documents Under the IDEA

Here we are in a new school year. Parents of children with special needs are often as overwhelmed by the start of school as are their children. In an effort to provide parents with as much support as possible, we are publishing another article from The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam and Pete

Parent Advocacy: What You Should Do . . . and Not Do

It's that time at the beginning of the school year when parents and school administrators gear up for initial IEP meetings. Hopefully these tips will help families get as prepared as possible... What Parents Should Do 1. Prepare for Meetings You should treat the IEP meeting as if it is the first step towards a

Tratamiento del comportamiento para niños con ansiedad

Los niños aprenden a manejar al acosador en el cerebro. Jerry Bubrick, PhD uando un niño muestra señales de ansiedad, tendemos a pesar que se le pasará; ella es simplemente nerviosa o tímida, luego crecerá y se le pasará. Pero cuando la ansiedad se vuelve tan intensa que está seriamente interfiriendo con la vida

By | 2018-08-28T14:56:20-07:00 August 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Depression: The Growing American Mental Health Storm

Recent reports show depression is one of the greatest mental health challenges facing Americans today. Here’s how it may affect you or someone you love. It’s hard to miss, with rising rates of suicide and depression: American mental health seems to be in a downturn.Days after the suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade, at 55, the Centers for

By | 2018-08-21T12:28:00-07:00 August 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

5 Ways To Cope With Back to School Anxiety

By Christine Frey of BRAIN XP BACK TO SCHOOL ANXIETY Back to school season has officially arrived, and summer is officially ending. Mixed emotions flow through the air. Excitement. Nerves. Curiosity. These feelings are completely normal. I’ve always experienced mixed emotions as I think about school starting again, but there’s one enormous feeling that

For Non-English Speaking Families, Getting Mental Health Help At School Proves Elusive

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett It took a year for Elvira Gomez of El Monte to realize something was wrong with the therapy her son was supposed to be receiving at school. Jose Antonio Suarez, then 5 years old, was scheduled to see a therapist once a week in his kindergarten class at a Los Angeles County

By | 2018-08-16T16:15:34-07:00 August 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments