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The National Institute of Mental Health explains that Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function.
The DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder includes terms such as temper outbursts, verbal rage, physical aggression toward people or property and those with this diagnosis are described as irritable or angry and can only be given to children between 6-18 years old. DMDD as it is referred was reportedly added to the DSM to decrease the number of children who are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
Schools are vital to an effective community response to human trafficking. The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has been a leader in informing educators and all Floridians about human trafficking. Recent FDOE rules require each school to develop a plan on child trafficking prevention and education. Effective and safe school response plans include collaborations with many sectors and systems: child welfare professionals, school district leadership, federal and local law enforcement, mental health, victim services providers, culturally specific organizations, and other caring community partners – all important to the development and implementation of each school’s response and to student safety and well-being.
Per the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the impact of child traumatic stress can last well beyond childhood. In fact, research has shown that child trauma survivors may experience: learning problems, including lower grades and more suspensions and expulsions, an increased use of health and mental health services, increased involvement with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and long-term health problems (e.g., diabetes and heart disease). Let’s discuss how trauma is a risk factor for nearly all behavioral health and substance use disorders.
The National Institute of Mental Health lists the symptoms of a Generalized Anxiety Disorder as feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge, being easily fatigued, having difficulty concentrating; being irritable and having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep and these issues usually impact a person’s daily living activities.
Sustaining a Relationship-Based System in Uncertain Times. This index provides access to the Conference’s Welcome Plenary Panel, five Master Class sessions, several workshops, and more great resources from QPI.
hours vary for each session
This presentation introduces the importance of boundaries in intimate partner relationships, and provides communication tools for talking to youth about asserting and accepting healthy boundaries.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. Dr. Kristopher Kaliebe, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is available to discuss this diagnosis as well as answer specific questions related to the disorder.