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What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health

It is easy for parents to identify their child’s physical needs: nutritious food, warm clothes when it’s cold, bedtime at a reasonable...

Five ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families

Dr. Jill Emanuele, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, believes that more attention needs to be placed on how mental...

Parents can Help Break Family Anxiety Cycle

If you’re a parent who suffers from anxiety or the parent of an anxious child, or both, the latest research confirming the effectiveness...

The Developing Brain: Implications for Youth Programs

The brain, with more than 100 billion neurons, is our body’s most complex organ. There is increasing global attention to the growing...

Children’s Mental Health Report

Of the 74.5 million children in the United States, an estimated 17.1 million have or have had a psychiatric disorder — more than the...

Disruptive Behavior: Why it’s Often Misdiagnosed

It's easy to jump to the conclusion that a child who's pushing or hitting or throwing tantrums is angry, defiant or hostile. But in many...

Anxiety in the Classroom: What it looks like, and why it's often mistaken for something else

Sometimes anxiety is easy to identify—like when a child is feeling nervous before a test. Other times anxiety in the classroom can look...

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