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Abusive Partners More Likely to Use Kids As Threat During Breakup

Abusive Partners More Likely to Use Kids As Threat During Breakup

During a separation or divorce, abusive partners are four times more likely to threaten the mother with taking or harming their children, according to a new study by Sam Houston State University researchers. “When we look at the separation process, we know that women are at an increased risk of violence and sexual assault,” said Brittany […]

ADHD impact on families predicts whether kids get needed services – Fox News

ADHD impact on families predicts whether kids get needed services – Fox News

Fox News ADHD impact on families predicts whether kids get needed servicesFox NewsEfron noted that treatment tends to work better when children receive multiple services, including remedial education, behavioral strategies and, often, medication. In the U.S., more than 1 in 10 children aged 4 to 17 years old has ADHD and the number …and more » […]

Waltham nonprofit gets federal contract to focus on kids’ mental health – Boston Business Journal (blog)

Waltham nonprofit gets federal contract to focus on kids’ mental health – Boston Business Journal (blog)

Boston Business Journal (blog) Waltham nonprofit gets federal contract to focus on kids' mental healthBoston Business Journal (blog)A Waltham-based global nonprofit organization focused on health and education issues has gotten a $ 6 million contract over the next four years to address mental health issues among the very youngest people in the U.S. — kids […]

Many eligible low-income kids with mental disabilities not getting SSI benefits, says IOM report

Many low-income children with mental disorders who are eligible for federal benefits may not be receiving them, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Should Schools Screen Kids for Mental Health Problems? – Healthline

Should Schools Screen Kids for Mental Health Problems? – Healthline

Healthline Should Schools Screen Kids for Mental Health Problems?HealthlineIn studies of school-based mental health screenings, researchers found that mental health screening played an important role in reducing barriers to learning, provided youth with access to services for mental health care, and resulted in positive …and more » behavioral health education – Google News

Domestic Abuse May Go On After Separation When Kids See Dad

Domestic Abuse May Go On After Separation When Kids See Dad

A new study has found that contact between children and their fathers in families with a history of domestic abuse can “facilitate” the continued abuse of women and children. The research, conducted at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, raises the question about whether visits with their fathers should automatically be considered to be in children’s […]

Assessing Trauma in Kids Just Got A Little Better

Assessing Trauma in Kids Just Got A Little Better

Researchers have proposed and tested a new method for assessing trauma in children, especially those in the juvenile justice system. Until now, health care workers have relied upon the 54-question Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children (TSCC). The method, used for decades, tests how trauma affects youth in hopes of developing the best treatment and support […]

Kids who lack sympathy ‘more likely to share if they respect peers’ morals’

A psychological experiment involving sharing chocolate with a hypothetical peer shows that kids who have low levels of sympathy may share out of moral respect. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Gender Identity Deeply Held in Transgender Kids

The gender identity of transgender children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender or pretense, according to new research by psychological scientist Kristina Olson, Ph.D., of the University of Washington. Olson is the first to take a scientific approach to investigating whether the gender identity of transgender children is deeply held, […]

Current guidelines to limit kids’ screen-based media use ‘may not be tenable’

Current guidelines to limit kids’ screen-based media use ‘may not be tenable’

AAP guidelines state children aged 2 and older should spend no more than 2 hours a day using screen-based media. But a new study suggests such recommendations may be unrealistic. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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