What is a Learning Disability?
The term does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, motor disabilities, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, or environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage. When a child ... Act (IDEA), is a disorder ...
What is Happening to the Mental Health of Young People Caught up in Gaza Conflict?
Yesterday, after saying I didn’t have time to write it, I woke up to see Jon Snow’s report from his recent visit to Gaza and had contact with a child ... Mental health concerns may not seem like an immediate priority, but Palestinian children are the ...
Bill sparks debate about rights, compulsion, and mental health
His diagnosis: bipolar disorder ... make somebody want to live?" Tenney said. "You're treated like you're a criminal." Murphy's bill, she said, might put more people through similar ordeals. The bill, called the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act ...
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
I’d like to think that ... check into it. Make sure such alone time is legitimate and not a way that the adult is “grooming” your child to be physically intimate. Know the signs of abuse. Young kids often will act out what has happened.
Local agencies join forces to tackle mental illness among homeless youth
Homeless youth exhibit psychiatric disorders ... trust that makes mental health problems become easier to diagnose and treat. “A lot of kids who have been through the system are a little jaded,” says Karen Brady, Ryther’s Chief of Child Welfare ...