Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

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Are my child’s problems caused by something I did?
It is a common feeling for parents to blame themselves for their children’s issues. Children’s mental health issues are a result of many different things including biological (genes), environmental, family, and individual factors. It is helpful for pa...

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Do I have to get help for my child who shows signs and symptoms of traumatic stress?
In some cases child traumatic stress symptoms may or may not meet the criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Children can show their PTSD symptoms differently than adults. These PTSD symptoms in children will vary by the child’s age and dev...

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Do young children remember traumatic events?
Trauma refers to an overwhelming, unanticipated danger or event that cannot be mediated or processed by the individual. Traumatic events are a direct threat to a person's wellbeing. When confronted with trauma, a child may not have the ability to cope wit...

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Does this mean my child will have a lifelong problem?
Like other health problems your child may face, many mental health problems take care of themselves with time and the right treatment. It is important to get treatment for your child when problems first happen to help stop them from getting more serious. ...

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How can a parent or caregiver formally request help for their child through the school?
It is important to find out why a child may be having trouble at school. In some cases, a child may have a mental health issue or a disability. By law, schools must give special help to eligible children with disabilities. This help is called special educ...

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How can a parent or caregiver request a referral to special education services?
There are two ways that a child may be identified as possibly needing special education and related services: the system known as Child Find (which operates in each state), and by referral of a parent or caregiver or school staff. Child Find: In Connec...

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How can I get help for my child from my community?
You can get help from your child’s pediatrician or from community mental health providers. To find a qualified mental health professional, you can talk with your private insurance company who can give you a list of preferred providers in your area. If y...

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How can I help my child deal with his/her reaction to a traumatic event?
If you are concerned about your child, it is best if you consult a qualified mental health specialist who has been trained to work with traumatic stress reactions. If left untreated, traumatic stress reactions can develop into more serious problems. To ...

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How can I support the healthy social and emotional development of my young children (prenatal to six years)?
Parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers can best support good mental health very early in development, even before the baby is born. Good prenatal care is very important to how mothers will feel about their babies after birth. Regular doctor appo...

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How do I find a mental health professional?
If you have private insurance, you may need to choose a provider in your network. Families may also choose out of network providers but may have to pay some costs of the service. HUSKY families can get services anywhere that takes your plan. Families who ...

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