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Young adults aging out of foster care face unique challenges during COVID-19

October 19, 2020

For young people in foster care, the uncharted times of coronavirus are even more unsettling.

“To enter a world in which people are more isolated and less available to provide support ... because there's a looming threat in the form of the virus can intensify those beliefs that they've come to develop through their childhood trauma,” Jamie Howard, PhD said.

While kids legally become adults at age 18, this is just the beginning of another developmental period called emerging adulthood, Howard explained.

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5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge

October 19, 2020

Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz discusses ways to preserve your family’s mental health.

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Advice on talking to your family about the new normal in holiday gatherings

October 19, 2020

Dave Anderson on advice on talking to your family about the new normal in holiday gatherings.

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How to celebrate Halloween with your kids responsibly

October 9, 2020

“Halloween is usually really fun for kids because there’s candy involved, they’re seeing friends, and there’s a lot of things to get excited about,” says Dr. Heather Berenstein, a Psychologist in Mood Disorders at the Child Mind Institute. “When that gets taken away for a reason that is hard to understand, hard for anyone to understand… then they’re not going to fully understand why.” Luckily, there are ways to celebrate the holiday without ignoring or even minimizing the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic. The CDC has written up specific guidelines that you can use to have a holiday that is both fulfilling and safe, and we’ve elaborated on some of their suggestions for low-risk activities below.

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Bill Hader Discusses His Struggles With Anxiety in a Special Conversation With the Child Mind Institute

October 9, 2020

The HBO Produced Conversation Coincides With World Mental Health Day on October 10th

New York, NY – To mark World Mental Health Day on October 10th, an international day for mental health education, awareness and advocacy, the Child Mind Institute is sharing an exclusive conversation between Bill Hader, star and co-creator of HBO’s award-winning Barry, and Child Mind Institute president, Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz. The conversation was produced in kind by HBO and taped in Los Angeles in early March 2020.

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4 Questions To Gauge Your Kid’s Mental Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic

October 8, 2020

“Parents have to keep in mind that kids aren’t necessarily thinking about everything that is happening right now in the exact same way they’re thinking about it,” explained Jill Emanuele, clinical director of the Child Mind Institute’s Mood Disorders Center. “It’s really important to start with general, open questions.”

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Child Psychologist Tells Parents Not To Be Too Involved With Kids During Remote Classes, Says Helicopter Parenting May Cause More Problems

October 8, 2020

Dr. Rachel Busman, a psychologist with the Child Mind Institute, said if you observe your child not answering a teacher’s question fast enough, just give them more time. “They need to learn and they also need to be given space to continue to be independent, problem solve and navigate the environment themselves,” Dr. Busman said.

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How Pandemic Is Impacting Your Kids’ Mental Health (And How To Help Them)

October 8, 2020

Dr. Jamie Howard talks to Today. Growing up through your tweens and teens isn’t easy, and the coronavirus pandemic has made it even more of a challenge. Launching a new series, Mental Health in America, NBC investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen joins TODAY with advice for parents on how to help their kids through a difficult time.

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Child Mind Institute Hosts 2020 Virtual on the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium and Announces Rising Scientist Scholarships

October 5, 2020

New York, NY – The Child Mind Institute will virtually host its 10th annual On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium with a powerful roundtable discussion on Tuesday, October 6 from 5 - 8p.m. EST. In addition, five high school students from across the U.S. will be recognized for demonstrating exceptional promise in science during the 9th Annual Rising Scientist Awards.

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Remote learning: How parents can keep children focused and engaged this school year

October 2, 2020

Any ideal home workspace for a student should be “clear of all distractions, including television and other non-essential screens,” Dr. Laura Phillips, a clinical neuropsychologist at the nonprofit Child Mind Institute, tells Fox News.

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