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Parenting in Racially and Culturally Diverse Adoptive Families

July 10, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This factsheet for families provides information to help families support their child in developing a healthy racial and cultural identity and live a vibrant multicultural life. It discusses the importance of examining thoughts and biases and preparing a child to live in a society where race has a major impact on individual lives.

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Parents Searching for Mental Health Advice Online Can Breach Kids’ Privacy

June 13, 2021 | Nicole Aue

Since the onset of the pandemic, parents are more frequently sharing their children’s mental health problems in public online forums. Although parents’ intentions are good, sharing private information online risks damage to the parent-child relationship, which is one of the strongest pillars of childhood mental health.

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Increasing Engagement Of Fathers In Services Through Father-Specific Programming

February 8, 2021 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This webinar, from the Institute on Research and Poverty at University of Wisconsin, Madison, talks about how father-specific programming can enhance outcomes for children and families and highlights examples of such programming.

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U.S. Parents Say COVID-19 Harming Child’s Mental Health

June 17, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This article looks at a recent Gallup Panel of parents that asked about the effects of school closures and social distancing on children’s mental health.

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With Senior Year In Disarray, Teens And Young Adults Feel Lost. Here’s How To Help

April 20, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Tips and guidance from child-serving mental health professionals on how to support young people dealing with grief and disappointment due to missing developmental milestones, such as prom and graduation, during the coronavirus pandemic.

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12 Resources Available To Help Children During This Stressful Time

April 10, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Good roundup of tools and resources to support children’s (and parents’!) mental health during the pandemic

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Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

March 13, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This article from NPR covers all the bases of talking to your kids about the Coronavirus, from “How do I get them to stop touching their faces?!” to “With racist incidents toward Asians and Asian Americans, is this a teaching moment for social justice?”

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Screen Time and the Mental Health of Children

March 9, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Researchers studying the results of questionnaires filled out by thousands of children ages 9 to 11 and their parents have found associations between electronic media use and mental health, although they say the magnitude of the impact they measured is statistically small.

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Bill would allow kids as young as 12 to get counseling without parental consent

March 9, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

New Hampshire is weighing a bill that would allow children as young as 12 to obtain confidential mental health treatment without parental consent.

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Research on New Approach to Reduce Stress in Parents and Children

July 10, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Two recent studies led by Philip Fisher at the University of Oregon Center for Translational Neuroscience focus on combining neuroscience, psychology and biology to address childhood mental health. One study used video-coaching to help caregivers recognize child-supportive behavior and the other looks at the relationship between oxidative stress and psychological disorders in children.

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