Child Mental Health

Resources and information on children’s mental health issues.

Helping Children with School-Related Anxiety

Helping Children with School-Related Anxiety By Rebekah, Evans, Ph.D. For many families, the beginning of the school year is a difficult time due to children’s anxiety about new classrooms, new teachers, new peers, and new challenges. I recently asked Dr. Asad Khan, a child psychiatrist practicing in Arkansas, to share some practical tips for parents…

Tackling Back-to-School Stress

Tackling Back-to-School Stress Rebekah Evans, Ph.D., Jonesboro, Arkansas Now that August is here, families start to think about—and worry about—getting the school year off to a good start. Both parents and children may experience anxiety around establishing school-year schedules, academic work, extra-curricular activities, and relationships. The best way to start a great school year is…

Press Release: Tips to Manage the Summer Camp Blues

Plan Ahead to Lessen Homesickness at Overnight Summer Camp Arkansas Psychologists Offer Tips to Manage the Summer Camp Blues   Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2015 – As many parents prepare to send their children to overnight summer camp, it’s important to remember that spending time away from home can be difficult for both child and…

Overview of the UAMS ARBEST Program

Overview of UAMS ARBEST Program (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) by Chad Sievers, MSSW, & Robyn D. Rektor, MA In the spring of 2009, the Arkansas State Legislature approved funding to improve screening, monitoring, and continuity of care for children experiencing physical or sexual abuse in Arkansas to address the psychological impact of trauma.…

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Children and Families

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Families  Provided by UAMS Psychologist, Benjamin Sigel, PhD,  In Light of Child Abuse Prevention Month Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) was developed almost 20 years ago to help children who have experienced or witnessed trauma, such as sexual or physical abuse, a tornado or fire, a motor vehicle accident, violence…

Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Janissa Jackson, Ph.D., PLLC April is Autism Awareness Month, providing our community an important opportunity to focus on an ever increasing diagnostic population. An Autism Spectrum Disorder, as recently re-categorized by the DSM-V, includes deficits in social communication and interaction, restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior or interests,…