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

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What is Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health?
When we talk about infant/early childhood mental health we mean the early relationships infants and toddlers have with their parents or caregivers and their ability to experience emotion and explore their surroundings. These early relationships are impor...

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What is the difference between evidence-based, best and promising practices in mental health?
Over the past 20 years we have learned a great deal more about which services work best for children who have mental health issues. Services that have been found to work very well for children and have research supporting them are called "evidence-based p...

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What other treatments are there?
Some parents choose faith-based support, recreational activities, native or local healers, or nutritional plans to help with their child’s mental health concerns. Parents must find out whether these treatments have worked in the past and if they are sa...

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What questions should I ask my doctor?
It is important to talk with your primary care doctor about your child’s symptoms to help you determine if your child’s symptoms are unusual or worrisome and if you should seek help. You can ask your pediatrician for a referral to a mental health spe...

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What questions should I ask the therapist?
The most important question to ask a therapist is about their background and if they have experience working with children, and with children who have had some of the same problems or concerns that your child is facing. Experience in working with children...

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What treatment is best for specific disorders?
The mental health field has come a long way in knowing which treatments work best for some issues and concerns, but there are often not easy answers. If your child has an ear infection, a course of antibiotics may be prescribed to target the problem. If y...

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What will other people think if they find out my child has a mental health issue?
It is common for people to worry about what others think and have concerns about the stigma (shame) of mental health issues. Stigma can sometimes get in the way of enabling your child to get the treatment he/she needs. Different cultures have different vi...

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When should I worry about my child’s reaction to a traumatic event?
It is important to understand that most children will likely develop some stress reactions if they have been the victim of a traumatic experience. In many cases, some acute reactions are normal for a child in the aftermath of a recent traumatic event. The...

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Where can a parent/caregiver get support or help dealing with child traumatic stress?
There are many resources both nationally and locally (CT) to help parents and caregivers cope and find treatment for childhood traumatic stress. One great resource is called Get Help Now, sponsored by The National Child Stress Network. This website gives ...

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Where do I go for help when I have concerns?
You do not have to worry alone. If you have concerns about your infant or toddler call your child’s pediatrician as soon as you can. Discuss your concerns and ask if these are normal activities of infants and young children and where you might get ext...

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