Child with Health/Mental Health Challenges

A child with health or mental health challenges may be struggling without your knowing it. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between normal childhood emotions and behaviors and those that are a cause for concern. Always start with love, support, communication, and careful observation, taking notes over a week or two to look for patterns in your child. Things to look for include irregular or unusual behaviors, anything from food/sleep changes to fears and anxieties, withdrawal, anger, highs and lows, stomach- or headaches, and altered social interactions.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.


What Not to Do If a Child Is Self Harming

This video provides advice and ideas for concerned parents, teachers or other adults who want to know what they should and should not say and do if a child or young person discloses that they have been self-harming.


Child Acupuncture | Parents

This Eastern treatment isn't just for adults! We talk to a child acupuncture patient and find out what symptoms can be addressed with this treatment.


How to Recognize Signs of Mental Illness in Children

How to Recognize Signs of Mental Illness in Children. Part of the series: How to Treat Various Child Ailments. Recognizing signs of mental illness in children can be done earlier than we ever thought possible.


Children's Mental Health Disorders - A Journey for Parents and Children

Meet two families and hear about their experiences living with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Tourette Syndrome.


Peter A. Levine Speaks to Bullying


Dr. Peter Levine on the Impact of Infant Attachment in Our Society

Dr. Peter Levine underscores the impact of infant attachment on our society, including the increase in childhood bullying, suicide and homicide.


Common mental & behavioral health questions & concerns from parents of children age 13 to 17

Parents of teens often have questions about sleep changes, lack of concentration, withdrawing from friends, anxiety and depression. Kids in Wisconsin are experiencing a mental & behavioral health crisis, and many families are unsure how to address it with their children.


Do Schools Kill Creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures, rather than undermines, creativity.


How to Escape Education's Death Valley | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.


Peter Levine Interview: Trauma Proofing Your Kids

Peter discusses how parents can help their children with the stresses of current events.


The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.