A wasteland of concrete and rubble, the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes and artillery bombardments in Gaza City
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Children have constant access to media coverage of armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, mass shootings and other brutal acts. This makes it tough for them to develop a sense of hope for the future.
Overtly hostile behavior tends to diminish with age except for a minority of children who are at risk of later criminality. This makes childhood a critical time for steering those most in-need away from difficult life paths.
Faces hold crucial clues on what others are thinking and feeling. So, does missing that key social information impact children’s unkind behaviour?
Children with an anxiety disorder are likely to miss more school and get lower grades than those who do not.
All of us have long emotional histories that emerged from the emotional climate we grew up with.
Emotion-focused parenting programs can enhance parents’ ability to positively affect their children’s emotional development.
The pandemic-era expansion of SNAP benefits ended in all U.S. states by March 2023.
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Expanding SNAP helped shield low-income children from some of the harm caused by economic upheaval when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The results of a new study highlight just how difficult, and potentially fatal, the pandemic has been for children and adolescents.
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The rate of suicide attempts in children and adolescents increased by 22 per cent during the pandemic compared to before the pandemic.
Children who suffer trauma are more likely to have mental health problems such as anxiety.
These tips can help children who are feeling anxious about the transition to school or going back after the holidays.
The mental health of parents and children are often intertwined.
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One way to prevent mental health challenges in children: Recognize and treat the mental health issues of their parents.
In a Spring 2022 survey of parents with kids between ages six and 17 years, more than 50 per cent perceived that their child had needed help regarding their emotional or behavioural problems in the past six months.
Canada ranks 30th out of 38 wealthy nations in supporting the mental health and well-being of children. The need to invest in and prioritize mental health for children and young people is urgent.
Findings from a Victorian coroner’s report remind us we still don’t fully understand how problematic gaming ties into other factors in a person’s life.
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Anxiety symptoms vary from child to child, and by age. But there are some common signs to watch for.
Children and adolescents’ mental well-being is deeply rooted in the environments they live in, particularly the schools they attend.
There are opportunities for intervention in the education system to address gaps in psycho-social provision and support.
Research shows that grandparents’ involvement in their grandchildren’s lives plays a critically important role in a child’s overall health and development.
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Models shows that some 4 million people in the US have lost a grandparent to COVID-19. But until now, there has been a dearth of research into the mental health effects of losing a grandparent.
Every student should have a trusted adult in the building and every teacher should be the coach of a given number of students.
Schools and teachers are reporting increased cases of ill-discipline and behavioural problems as a result of the challenges pupils experienced during the pandemic. Here’s what can be done.
Support for young internet users needs to come from parents, teachers, governments and the social media industry.
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Understanding the impact of the digital environment on children’s mental health requires a balanced consideration of not only the potential risks, but also the benefits of the online world.
A rise in psychological distress among young Australians, compounded by COVID and difficulties in getting professional help, has added to the urgency of mental health education in schools.
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It’s time for the UK government to rethink its strategy and focus on mental health.
Exposure to videos of disasters can trigger post-traumatic stress symptoms in some children.
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Children don’t have to be in physical danger for disaster images to have a powerful psychological impact.
Too much time studying isn’t good for you or your grades. The challenge is to find the best balance of study, sleep and other activity to improve learning without compromising well-being.