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January 15, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Finds Black Mothers Rate ADHD Higher Than White Mothers For Both Black And White Children

January 15, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Studies have shown rates of ADHD to be higher among Black children, especially boys. A new study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders looked at why this may be the case. Most of the research on the topic of ADHD and assessments up to this point has only included Hispanic and White children with Hispanic and White informants. The new study addressed the key gaps in the existing literature by including Black and White boys and mothers. [More]

July 30, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Screenism: Impacts the Modern World Has on Us

July 30, 2018 18:26 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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We live in a technological world, full of different “screens” we look at on an everyday basis. From our childhood and throughout our adolescence and adulthood, we are exposed to them. However, not that often we question ourselves about the impact they have on us. In the matter of fact, we are often fascinated with the fact that children now can so early use different devices, such as phones and tablets. But we often fail to explore this fascination further and ask ourselves what this really means when it comes to the development of children. [More]

June 9, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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The Impact of Video Games on Children's Mental Health

June 9, 2018 20:25 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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As a child counselor, one of the most common questions I have received the past few years has been about video games and childhood mental health. With the recent increase in school shootings, we look for a reason to understand the unthinkable events. Inevitably, the news will discuss video games as a potential cause of each school shooting. [More]

May 7, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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Using Play Therapy as Communication for Parents

May 7, 2018 12:06 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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There are many different modalities of play therapy. While there are different types, all of the forms use play as the main form of communication. Play is thought to be a child’s natural language, so toys are an ordinary way for a child to communicate. Much research suggests that children 9 years and below can benefit from play therapy. [More]