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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I have some concerns, what do I do next?
When you have concerns about your child’s behavior in school or are worried that their mental health problems may be interfering with their academic performance, the best thing to do first is to talk to your child’s teacher. Your child spends most of...

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Is the medication dangerous?
Medications that have been approved for use for children must go through an intense review by the Federal Drug Association (FDA). All medications have risks and it is important to discuss these with your prescribing physician and/or pharmacist before taki...

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Is the medication expensive?
Medications differ in price and in some cases can be expensive. Most common psychiatric medications are paid for by insurance plans and HUSKY. If your family is getting HUSKY/Medicaid coverage in CT, ask the Behavioral Health Partnership (BHP) if the medi...

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My child care has warned that my son may be asked to leave if he continues to harm other children. What should I do?
You may want to talk to your child’s teacher to find out as much as you can about what is going on: when does this harmful behavior occur, who is involved (always the same child or everyone), and how often does it happen.   Child Care Centers may have...

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What are “school-based mental health services” and who is providing them for the child?
School-based mental health services include a broad range of activities and services, including: formal assessment, prevention strategies, or interventions such as counseling, consultation, and referrals for services and supports in the community. These s...

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What are common side effects of specific medications?
Side effects differ with each medication. Common side effects include symptoms such as drowsiness and changes in appetite. It is best to ask your doctor and/or the pharmacist about the possible side effects for any medications your child is taking....

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What are some effective treatments available to help my child with traumatic stress?
Treatments that research shows can reduce child traumatic stress are called “evidence-based treatments”. There are many evidence-based treatments available in many states through qualified mental health professionals and agencies. Please click here to...

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What are some of the laws that protect a child with a mental issue or disability?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensures that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that offers special education and related ...

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What are some reactions that my child may have after experiencing a traumatic event?
When children experience a traumatic event, they may react in both a psychological and physical way. Their heart rate may increase, and they may begin to sweat, to feel agitated, to feel “butterflies” in their stomach, and to become emotionally upset....

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What are the differences between different types of therapists – psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, nurses and counselors?
There are many types of professionals that provide mental health services to children. When choosing a therapist it is best to seek the services of a licensed mental health professional or accredited clinic or agency. Ideally, you may seek services from...

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