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Tag Archives: AACAP
The chasm is bigger than I ever imagined…
Parents of kids with mental health conditions are especially prone to be stigmatized at church because of the lingering belief among many in the Christian community that mental illness is a byproduct of sin, kids who struggle with managing emotions and maintaining self-control are the product of parents who are ineffective or indifferent and much of the mental health profession can’t be trusted. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Families, Hidden Disabilities, Mental Health, Resources Tagged 24 Hours of Hope, AACAP, church, families, Focus on the Family, Inclusion, Key Warren, kids, Lifeway, mental illness, Mental Illness Awareness Week, ministry resources, Saddleback Church, Snappin' Ministries, stigma 3 Comments
Drug company marketing ISN’T the cause of the ADHD epidemic
Is the ADHD epidemic really a product of drug company marketing, or is it a result of our culture and our educational system imposing expectations upon a large segment of our child and teen population that they’re not developmentally prepared to meet? Continue reading
Why is trauma more traumatizing for some kids?
Today, we’ll take a look at risk factors for PTSD in kids following a potentially traumatic event… Continue reading
Posted in Key Ministry, Mental Health, PTSD, Resources Tagged AACAP, children's ministry, Facts For Families, Key Ministry, kids, mental health, PTSD, risk factors, trauma, youth ministry 2 Comments
What type of evaluation should a child receive before starting medication?
Parents need to feel confident that their child’s physician has truly taken the time to understand the causes of their child’s situation and considered a full range of medical and non-medical alternatives prior to moving forward with a treatment plan that includes prescription medication. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Families, Hidden Disabilities, Mental Health, Strategies Tagged AACAP, child psychiatry, children, evaluation, medication 2 Comments
DSM-5: Recognizing the signs of trauma in kids
Most importantly for the sake of our discussion, the symptom thresholds for establishing a diagnosis in children and teens have been changed to take into account differences in the ways that trauma is manifested in kids, and a unique set of diagnostic criteria have been established for identification of PTSD in kids ages six and under.
Posted in Controversies, Mental Health, Resources Tagged AACAP, Adoption, children, children's ministry, diagnostic criteria, dsm-5, Foster Care, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental health, PTSD Leave a comment
Children’s Mental Health Day 2013…a look at the data
I thought I’d keep it simple today and share this graphic for you from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry… Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged AACAP, Children's Mental Health Day, Joe McGinnis, mental illness Leave a comment
Understanding Depression and Comorbidity in Children and Teens
This is Part Four in our Winter 2013 blog series Understanding Depression in Kids and Teens…A Primer for Pastors, Church Staff and Christian Parents. Today, we’ll look at the phenomena we refer to as “comorbidity”… the propensity for other mental health disorders … Continue reading
Posted in ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, Resources Tagged AACAP, ADHD, anxiety, comorbidity, Depression, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, mental health Leave a comment
Kids and Depression…What Does the Data Say?
Suicidal thinking and behavior is very common among youth with depression. Approximately 60% of teens diagnosed with depression will experience thoughts of suicide…30% have made one or more suicide attempts. Continue reading