Treatment and support

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How COVID affects student mental health — and you can help

How COVID affects student mental health — and you can help

Being aware of some of the changes you are likely to see in your students is an important step in helping them adjust comfortably to this new normal.
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Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces: How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns?

Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces: How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns?

In the physical classroom, teachers can see the signs that a student may be struggling with a mental health condition. But how can we identify students who are struggling in our online classrooms?
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From Adversaries to Allies: How Single Parents and Teachers Can Partner for Student Success

From Adversaries to Allies: How Single Parents and Teachers Can Partner for Student Success

I was resigned to go into yet another space where the people in charge would blame my poor parenting for my child’s inability to thrive. But something else happened instead, the beginning of a partnership that helped my child to complete his elementary school education successfully.
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Inpatient Mental Health Care for Your Child: What You Need to Know

Inpatient Mental Health Care for Your Child: What You Need to Know

If your child’s doctor or therapist has recommended inpatient mental health treatment for your child, you likely have a lot of questions that need answering. Here are the 5 W’s of inpatient hospitalization.
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Your Child’s Teacher Can Be A Powerful Advocate In The Classroom

Your Child’s Teacher Can Be A Powerful Advocate In The Classroom

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, autism, or another learning disability need support in all aspects of their lives, especially in the classroom. As a parent, you are the most important advocate for your child, but you’re not alone. Your child’s teachers and school administrators can provide valuable, much-needed support.
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Types Of Therapy Available For Your Child

Types Of Therapy Available For Your Child

It’s a common misconception that psychotherapy is one-size-fits-all. But there are actually many different types of mental health treatments available, ranging from traditional “talk therapy” to play therapy to many specialized variations of treatment.
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Mental Health Support for Your Child at School – Who’s On the Team?

When children are struggling with mental health issues, their performance at school is often one of the first indicators. Your child’s teachers are in the unique position…
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Could a 504 Plan Help Your Child Do Better in School?

Many parents are familiar with Individual Education Plans (IEPs), which are an important part of the school day for…
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You’re Not Alone: Finding a Support System when Your Child Struggles with Mental Illness

When children are sick with physical illnesses like cancer, the entire community rallies around the family. Friends bring casseroles, offer to watch the child’s siblings…
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What Is a Good Post-Treatment Plan?

What Is a Good Post-Treatment Plan?

Your goal is to help your child learn the skills to manage their mental health diagnosis so treatment will eventually come to an end. Empower your child and your family by talking to your provider about formulating a post-treatment plan.
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7 Free Screening Tools for Children's Mental Health Concerns

7 Free Screening Tools for Children's Mental Health Concerns

You’ve noticed some changes in your child or teen and you’re wondering if something more is going on than them just having a rough day. Perhaps their teacher or coach has…
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Pastoral Care and Mental Illness

Understanding mental illness and how to help a loved one experiencing it is a difficult challenge for friends and family… and clergy. In times of struggle and crisis, many…
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a strength-based approach to helping kids with ADHD

a strength-based approach to helping kids with ADHD

Children with ADHD are often identified by what they struggle with or cannot do, rather than the strengths and abilities the children already have. Many teachers are now focusing on providing challenges to play to a child’s strengths.
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finding the help you need in your child’s school

For any child with mental health needs, school can be a challenging and frustrating place. And schools can't help if they don’t understand the extent of your child’s…
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at the intersection of faith and mental health

For many of us, our spiritual leaders are a natural first place to turn in times of mental health challenges. They know us and our families, they are often a comforting…
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how to afford mental health treatment

Navigating the sometimes-complicated pathways to get to the right care for a child experiencing mental health issues can be frustrating. Once you do find the care your…
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what to expect at your child’s first appointment with the psychiatrist

what to expect at your child’s first appointment with the psychiatrist

Let’s talk about what you can expect at your child’s first visit with the psychiatrist, and how you can help ease the stress for both of you.
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Where to Start When Your Child Needs Mental Health Care

Where to Start When Your Child Needs Mental Health Care

Where can you go for help if your child who shows signs that he or she may be experiencing a mental illness? Beth Confer, Licensed Professional Council with Clarity Child Guidance Center in San Antonio, offers some answers.
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tapping into school counseling to support your child’s mental health

Without a doubt, schools and their staff play a huge role in children’s lives. Often the adults in a child’s school life spend more time each day with our…
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5 strategies for standardized testing survival

Standardized testing for many families is the toughest time of the school year. The pressure to perform ripples through classrooms across the country. In Texas, that…
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your child’s school can be part of your mental health support system

One out of five children will experience mental illness. That’s 80,000 kids in Bexar County alone. The need for support for these children, their parents and their…
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De-Escalating a Dangerous Situation: SAPD’s Crisis Intervention Training

De-Escalating a Dangerous Situation: SAPD’s Crisis Intervention Training

San Antonio Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is a local initiative to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises.
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Integrating Physical & Psychiatric Care

Integrating Physical & Psychiatric Care

We all have an intrinsic idea that the health of mind has an important correlation to the well being of the physical self. Even with this seemingly recognized connection, medical health care and mental health care have historically been separated.
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Yes Waiver: Next Steps.

Our previous post introduced you to the Yes Waiver, the State sponsored program for children and adolescents…
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Be YES Aware: Help when things look desperate.

When a child or teen has a mental disorder, it doesn’t just affect the diagnosed, but all members of the family, and all aspects of family life. And if the mental health…
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Will neuroscience ever provide anything useful for children's mental health?

Will neuroscience ever provide anything useful for children's mental health?

One in Five Minds collaborated with TEDxSanAntonio to present this unique children's mental health event on September 13, 2014.
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