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Mental Health America: Children's Mental Health: Resource List

Mental Health America: Children's Mental Health: Resource List
MHA staff recently conducted a review of the literature related to obesity and mental illness, synthesizing the existing research. The review focused primarily on issues related to adults but also included a brief description of childhood obesity issues. Special concerns related to individuals with serious mental illnesses were a primary focus of the review. There is an especially high prevalence of obesity among those with serious mental illnesses, which is related to excess morbidity and mortality in this population. Side effects from psychiatric medications are a major contributing factor to weight gain and obesity in this population. Treatment interventions were found to fall into one of three categories; behavioral (lifestyle change), surgery, and pharmacological.

Contemporary Pediatrics - Home Page April 17,2014 Color blindness overwhelming affects non-Hispanic white boys, according to what is perhaps the first population-based study of color vision deficiency (CVD) in preschool children. Adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) are highly knowledgeable about their condition and generally have a positive outlook about transition programs and life beyond, according to a small pilot study. A new study finds that adolescents who report tanning indoors are more likely to engage in unhealthy weight loss practices, suggesting an underlying body image problem may put this group at increased risk of eating disorders.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 Great iPad Apps to Improve your Kids Critical Thinking Critical thinking is a skill much solicited in today's instruction. A general fallacy particularly among parents is that kids learn critical thinking when at school receiving formal and structured education, while in fact much of the thinking abilities are shaped first and foremost at home where the environment that surrounds kids play a decisive role in the development of their cognitive capacities. There are many games, brain teasers, and activities that we can employ with our children to help them develop the necessary sound skills that can be detrimental to their overall academic achievement once they join school. In this regard. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has compiled a list of some awesome apps that seamlessly clicks in with the objective mentioned above. These apps are for iPad users.

Find A Social Worker - There are many places to find professional social workers who provide individual psychotherapy and other forms of mental health assistance, including group therapy and support groups. HelpStartsHere is featuring a few online directories to help jumpstart your search for the right therapist. These sites list thousands of clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other licensed mental health professionals. HelpPRO Therapist Finder / HelpPRO Social Worker Finder Are you looking for a therapist or social worker to help you deal with anxiety, depression, or marital issues?

In-Toeing in Children In-Toeing in Children Noticing that your child or grandchild's feet turn in can cause alarm, prompting a visit to the pediatrician or orthopaedist. Such a condition may become apparent shortly after the child is born or when the child begins to stand or walk. Often, the walking child seems to be clumsy or to trip over his or her feet. One or a combination of three processes most commonly cause in-toeing: metatarsus adductus, internal tibial torsion, and femoral anteversion. Fortunately, they rarely require treatment and usually get better with time. Make your own printable handwriting worksheets Create your own custom handwriting worksheets for handwriting practice! You can choose traditional or modern print styles: Handwriting Worksheets for Print Practice

Depression Resources - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated Families for Depression AwarenessThe mission of Families for Depression Awareness is to help families recognize and cope with depressive disorders. The organization works to reduce stigma associated with depressive disorders and to unite families and help them heal in coping with depression.

Update of Newborn Screening and Therapy for Congenital Hypothyroidism American Academy of Pediatrics, Susan R. Rose, MD, and the Section on Endocrinology and Committee on Genetics, American Thyroid Association, Rosalind S. Brown, MD, and the Public Health Committee, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society Abstract Unrecognized congenital hypothyroidism leads to mental retardation. Toddler Food Ideas. Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Toddlers, depending on how many teeth they have and how fussy they are, can sometimes be a little tricky to feed. Thinking up new, interesting, easy and manageable foods for toddlers to eat can also be hard, so here I've compiled a list of some suggestions for feeding your Toddler (or, anyone really) :) See the bottom for a free Printable of these ideas for the fridge. Toddler Breakfast Ideas Weet-Bix with milk, banana & strawberryFruit SaladToast with VegemitePorridgeWarm Pikelets with berriesPancakes with fruit or berries and creamCereal (low sugar) with milk/yoghurt and fruitYoghurt with fruit eg banana, strawberry, berries, mango etcSoft Boiled Egg with toast soldiersScrambled Egg with multi-grain toastEnglish Muffin with peanut butter (depending on allergies)Crumpet with butter or jam or berries Toddler Lunch Ideas

2005 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) of Pediatric and Neonatal Patients: Pediatric Basic Life Support Abstract This publication presents the 2005 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) of the pediatric patient and the 2005 American Academy of Pediatrics/AHA guidelines for CPR and ECC of the neonate. The guidelines are based on the evidence evaluation from the 2005 International Consensus Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations, hosted by the American Heart Association in Dallas, Texas, January 23–30, 2005.

Smartest toys can be the simplest To a baby, blocks aren't just toys. They're appetizers. Eight-month-old Anna Swanwink doesn't just stack her soft cloth blocks.