Child Mental Health

Resources and information on children’s mental health issues.

Trauma-Focused CBT Training – UAMS ARBEST Program

2014 TF-CBT Training Online registration is now open This year’s Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training is once again led by Anthony Mannarino, PhD, co-developer of TF-CBT.  Dr. Mannarino developed TF-CBT  almost 20 years ago to help children who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as sexual or physical abuse, a tornado or fire, a motor vehicle accident,…

Social Media, Internet and Youth: What Parents Should Know

As mental health professionals, we’ve come to view social media use as a modern developmental task in which all youth should become proficient.  Most teens can be taught to use social media responsibly just like most learn to drive responsibly.  As with driving, it takes education, supervised practice, and reasonable limits to build these skills. …

Autism Summer Camp Scholarships

Attention Summer Camp Providers…  please check out Autism Speaks Family Services 2014 Baker Summer Camp Scholarship!  The grant application is open from February 3 through March 10, 2014. This unique grant program selects camps in the United States to identify qualified campers and offer scholarship funds, up to $5,000, for financially disadvantaged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to attend…

What Works with Childhood OCD – A New Review

A new review offers clear info on which treatments work for youth OCD and which do not! See the full press release here, from the APA Division 53, Society for Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychology: http://www.effectivechildtherapy.com/content/press-release