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Youth Mental Health

Children’s Problems

Children’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. While most children cope well with life’s difficulties, sometimes parents may notice their child’s behavior is unusual or different from other children the same age, it is a sign that your child needs help and support. Children are usually developing well when they enjoy:…

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What is Depression in Children?

Personal disappointments, difficulties or family losses influence children as well as on their parents and adolescent brothers and sisters. Friendship problems and bullying or cyberbullying can have very major effects on how they feel. Not all children can bounce back emotionally.  When children are miserable and show several other changes in behavior that stop them…

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Signs of Child Abuse or Neglect

Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, and/or psychological maltreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or a caregiver. Child abuse may include any act or failure to act by a parent or a caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child, and can occur in…

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Marijuana Use and Youth: A Parent's Guide

Marijuana (Cannabis) is the most commonly used drug by young people 15 to 30 years old. Although it has serious risks associated with its usage, people often times think marijuana is harmless. Marijuana impacts the development of teens. Because the bodies and brains of young people are still developing, marijuana has a higher risk of harming…

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Possible Signs of Child Sexual Abuse

Parents may think a child is lying if they talk about sexual abuse, especially if it involves someone the family trusts. Children can make up stories about many things but they rarely make up stories or lie about sexual matters. If a child tells you someone is harming them: listen to them. It takes a…

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Child Sexual Abuse: How to Protect Your Kids?

Child sexual abuse is when an adult or older or stronger child persuades, tricks or forces a child into sexual activity. It includes sexual acts, inappropriate touching, showing the child pornography or sexual acts, or involving them in prostitution. Threats may be used to keep the child silent. Children may be scared that they will…

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Teenage Moods: What you need to know?

Your child some days might be cheerful and excited, and other times he might seem sad, down, flat or low. These moods are a normal part of life for young people in the same way it is normal for adults. You might notice your child feeling more ups and downs than he used to, or his…

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Problem-solving with Teenagers

Problem-solving is an important life skill for teenagers to learn. You can help your child develop this skill by using problem-solving at home. Everybody needs to solve problems every day. But we are not born with the skills we need to do this – we have to develop them. Often you can solve problems by…

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