Children’s Mental Health and Trauma and Resilience

How to Honor and Celebrate Juneteenth with all children

9 Ways to Honor Juneteenth with Children

Juneteenth, also known as also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, is honored on June 19th. Because Black people in the United States were initially excluded from the freedom we celebrate on July 4th, our leadership found it crucial to include Juneteenth as a day of observance and reflection. The …

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ChildSavers explains calm down boxes and what to put in calm down boxes for children and adults.

How to Make A Calm Down Box in 5 Minutes (for Kids and Adults)

Everyone can feel dysregulated or stressed sometimes – those feelings are normal! Calm down boxes are a great tool to help your children, or yourself, regulate your body and mind so you can build resilience and cope during life’s most stressful moments. What is a calm down box? A calm down box houses your child’s …

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Therapy can look different for children with autism (ASD) but play and art therapy can be great tools to address behavioral issues.

What Does Therapy Look Like for Kids with Autism (ASD)

Children who have been diagnosed with symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience the world in a unique manner. ASD can (and does) vary from one person to the next in terms of both indicators as well as behaviors. There are two main categories of traits that make up this diagnosis – social communication …

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You can transform your business or home with trauma-informed practices.

What Does “Trauma-Informed” Mean?

WHAT IS TRAUMA? Trauma is a painful emotional experience caused by an event or events that challenge a person’s sense of safety. These events are often sudden and unexpected. Children and adolescents who witness or experience violent situations are likely to have traumatic reactions. While traumatic events are often not preventable, traumatic reactions can be …

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Three children - an introvert, extrovert, and ambivert, playing together outside.

How to Nurture Your Child As An Introvert or Extrovert

The words “introvert” and “extrovert” are used frequently and often misunderstood to imply that someone is shy or outgoing. The true essence behind introverted versus extroverted children refers to their personality preference – specifically, the way the child spends and recharges their energy. Keep in mind that children are constantly learning to understand themselves and …

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Family enjoying a beach trip after engaging in child and family therapy together.

How Families Can Fight Mental Health Stigma

Misconceptions and misrepresentations of mental health are everywhere… in the media, our workplaces, schools, and homes. The effects of mental health stigmas run deep and can prevent adults and children from living life to the fullest. When we break the stigma, we build healthier environments for future generations to build resilience and heal from trauma. …

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Elementary age girl seeking help for depression

How to Spot Depression Symptoms in Children of All Ages

How do I know my child is depressed? What can I do if they are experiencing depression? Spotting depression symptoms in children and teens isn’t always easy, and it can be even harder to address. ChildSavers therapist, Mavis Mintaah, LCSW, CTS, explains signs of depression in kids, how to address depression with your children, and …

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a definitive guide to helping parents, teachers, and adults spot suicide warning signs in youth and children

How to Spot Suicide Warning Signs in Youth

Thinking about suicide isn’t enjoyable, for any of us. Two of the most difficult situations we can encounter are (a) to learn that a loved one is wrestling with suicidal thoughts, or (b) to remember a loved one who took their own life. We’ve put together this list of suicide prevention resources to help adults …

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Modeling self care for children and practicing self care exercises children and adults can do together.

Self-Care for Kids by Age: Everything You Need to Know

It is a critical time for children and teenagers to learn the importance of taking care of themselves and their communities. Self-care can help kids of all ages become more introspective and aware of their physical and emotional needs. It can also prepare them to effectively handle future stressors. Even small acts of self-care and …

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How to mentally prepare children for school

3 Tips: How To Mentally Prepare Kids for School This Fall

The mindset of summer break can be difficult for children to shift out of, but prepping kids to return to school in the middle of a pandemic is a completely different challenge. In addition to buying school supplies and hand sanitizer, and managing our own worries for our kids’ safety, we must also mentally prepare …

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