Problems We Address

Problems We Address

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ADHD

ADHD ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder which often begins in childhood. Symptoms of ADHD can include trouble focusing, impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, frequent daydreaming and fidgeting. ADHD symptoms can last...

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Alcohol – Substance Use

Alcohol and Substance Use Alcohol and substance use have direct connections to mental health, especially for children and teenagers. Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana are the most common substances used by teenagers. Substance use can affect the brain development of...

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Anxiety

Anxiety Anxiety disorders go beyond typical fears and worries that children or teenagers experience while growing up. The five major types of anxiety disorders are generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress...

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Autism

Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disability that contributes to challenges in socializing, communication and behavior. Children and teenagers with ASD may communicate, interact, behave and learn in different ways than is typical of most...

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Bereavement

Bereavement   Bereavement refers to the state of loss that follows the death of a loved one. This state can be expressed in a multitude of symptoms, including trouble sleeping, a loss of appetite, anger, guilt, mood swings and lower productivity.   Children...

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Bullying

Bullying Bullying is an unfortunately common experience for children and teenagers. According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, about one in three students have been bullied at school. Bullying can take many different forms, such as verbal...

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Chronic Illness

Chronic Illnesses   Chronic illnesses can be incredibly challenging for children and teenagers. Research has noted that suffering from a chronic illness can contribute to a higher risk for certain mental health conditions. Children who suffer from chronic illness...

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Depression

Depression   Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a medical illness that differs from typical feelings of sadness. Symptoms of depression may include low self-esteem, feeling tired, inability to feel joy, increased irritability or anger, substance abuse,...

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Developmental Delays

Developmental Delays   Developmental delays refer to a group of conditions resulting from an impairment in physical, learning, language or behavioral areas. They begin during the developmental period in childhood, can impact daily functioning, and typically last...

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Eating disorders are serious conditions that affect a person’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. There are many different types of eating disorders, but the most common are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder....

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Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities   Learning disabilities can contribute to many difficulties for children and teenagers in school. Though learning disabilities and disorders can be difficult to classify, some of the most common disorders include dyslexia (difficulty with...

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LGBTQ Issues

LGTBQ Issues LGTBQ is an acronym used to represent different sexual and gender identities. LGBTQ stands for Lesbian (a woman attracted other women), Gay (a man/woman who is attracted to other men/women, respectively), Bisexual (someone who is attracted to both men and...

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Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders refer to a group of mental health conditions that occur during pregnancy and the first year after giving birth. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the most common complication of...

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Physical and Sexual Abuse

Physical and Sexual Abuse   Abuse and neglect can have a long-term impact on the well-being of children and teenagers. Common types of abuse include physical, sexual and emotional abuse, as well as neglect, which is a failure to meet a child’s basic physical and...

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School Refusal

School Refusal School refusal is when a child or teenager refuses to go to school on a regular basis or has trouble staying in school. These students may complain of physical symptoms such as a headache or nausea, which often disappear if they are allowed to stay...

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Self-Mutilation

Self-Mutilation   Self-mutilation refers to any form of intentional violence that can cause injury to the self, including cutting and suicide. Other forms of intentional self-injury may include head-banging, self-biting or self-scratching.   Adolescents have...

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Separation and Divorce

Separation or Divorce   The separation or divorce of parents can be difficult for young children to cope with. Research has indicated that such events can contribute to problems in children and adolescents, including academic difficulties, behavioral issues,...

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Suicide

Suicide Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 15 to 24 years old and the third leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 14 years old. The majority of youth who attempt suicide have a significant mental health condition, most frequently...

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Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage Pregnancy   In 2017, nearly 200,000 babies were born to teenage mothers. Teenage pregnancies can be incredibly stressful, and the majority of them are unplanned. The experience thrusts a teenage woman into the position of independent adult now responsible...

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Trauma Witness and Victim of Violence

Trauma Witness and Victim of Violence   The National Child Traumatic Stress Network defines a traumatic event as a “frightening, dangerous or violent event that poses a threat to a child's life or bodily integrity.” Potential traumatic experiences can include...

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Youth at Risk

Youth at Risk   Youth at risk serves as an umbrella term for a range of circumstances that place young people at greater vulnerability for problem behaviors, such as substance abuse, school failure, and juvenile delinquency, along with mental health disorders...

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