We are working on this new page that will have lots of ideas and resources for those
struggling with anxiety, ADD, depression, self esteem, self harm, family issues, adoption and much
Anxiety: A Guide for
Families - This article explains anxiety, its symptoms, the types of anxiety conditions, and treatment
options. It is very east to read and understand and teaches many ways of overcoming anxiety with specific ideas
geared toward children and teens.
Separation Anxiety and School Avoidance - This article
explains separation anxiety and how it relates to school avoidance. It talks about the impacts of school avoidance,
what can trigger school avoidance and the consequences of long term school avoidance. It also includes many
strategies for helping your child deal with the underlying issue of separation anxiety.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD &
ADD/ADHD for Families - This handout provides information
about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADD) for families. It
explains ADHD and ADD including the symptoms, myths, management methods and successful treatment options. It
discuses many options for parents including diet, medications and parenting strategies to help their children cope
with ADD and ADHD.
ADD/ADHD for Families ADD/ADHD for Families
Autism / Asperger Syndrome
Asperger Syndrome for Families - This
handout is a guide for parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Inside you will learn what
Asperger's Syndrome is, some of the strenghts of those with Asperger's and what you can do to
Depression in Children and Youth - This guide provides basic information
for family, friends and loved ones who want to help a child or youth who is struggling with depression. It
contains a general overview of depression, its causes and what you as a family member or friend can do to
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - This booklet explains the concept of
Seasonal Depression, its symptoms, causes and treatments. Seasonal depression is very common with as many as 25% of
North Americans suffering from the "winter blues". About 1-5% of the same population may develop SAD.
Dr Ross Greene's Collaborative Problem
Whether you're a parent, educator, physician,
or mental health clinician, helping kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges can be frustrating,
draining, isolating...and really hard. A lot of what people say about these kids – that they’re attention-seeking,
manipulative, coercive, unmotivated, and limit-testing – doesn't help. And a lot of what's said about their parents
– that they’re passive, permissive, inconsistent, noncontingent disciplinarians – doesn't help
Fortunately, we’ve learned a lot about
challenging kids in the past 40 years. We now know that they’re lacking skills, not motivation...skills like
flexibility/ adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving. That knowledge makes it possible for us to
help these kids in ways that are much more humane, compassionate, and effective.
During a Crisis
How to Help a Child/Youth in Crisis - This 14 page guide provides help and practical tips
for a caregiver while coping with a crisis situation such as depression, suicidal thoughts, psychosis or other