Student And Parent Resources

Types of child abuse, neglect, and maltreatment of children

Child abuse is an act or set of acts resulting in physical, psychological, sexual, or any other harm or potential harm to a child. According to the United States Federal and State Law’s definition of child abuse and neglect – types of child maltreatment are: -Physical abuse: deliberate physical harm or...
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Parent’s guide on juvenile delinquency and youth gangs

Although juvenile delinquency is not a new phenomenon, lately we see a growing trend of children becoming gang members as early as in elementary school. Adolescence is an especially troublesome period when the risk of getting involved with a gang is high. It’s normal that teenagers want to fit into a...
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Children and youth gangs – delinquent behavior in juveniles

Searching for a sense of connection and definition of who they are, children, teenagers, and young adults often join in groups. Sharing common identity is a normal part of growing up. However, when such groups are involved in delinquent or wrongful behavior, we call it a youth gang. Shocking statistics of juvenile...
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Healthy body image – helping kids appreciate their looks

When someone accepts, appreciates, and has a positive opinion about their body and appearance, we say that person has a healthy body image. The way we think, feel, and generally form opinions about our own bodies develops through time and may depend on many things: experience and self-esteem, influence of...
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Children and negative body image – problem of modern living

Over the last few decades, an unhealthy and excessive preoccupation with body image among teens has become serious issue. 10 year olds refusing food because they want to diet, viewing their peers only in terms of physical appearance, frequently commenting on other people’s weight, falling into depression because they don’t look the way...
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Children of divorced parents – negative effects of divorce on kids

Around 50% of all marriages in the United States end up in divorce. Many of those divorcing couples are parents and children are especially vulnerable to the negative effects of divorce. In order to help parents realize how important helping children cope with divorce is, here are a few facts about how deeply divorce...
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Speech disorders in children – what parents must know about it

Speech disorder is a common name for several conditions where a person is unable to create the normal speech sounds necessary for communication with other people. Speech delays and problems usually become noticeable during early childhood. It’s important to recognize and treat speech and language disorders on time, otherwise they...
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ADD and ADHD – helpful tips about parenting a hyperactive child

From time to time, all kids act like troublemakers; they can’t stay focused at school, don’t pay attention to what their teacher, or ignore parents’ instructions. Being impulsive and hyperactive is a normal part of growing up and all children occasionally act undisciplined, unfocused, or overly energetic. However, if you notice your...
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Parent’s guide – how to help children with autism

It’s usually troubling and stressful for parents when their children are diagnosed with any disease no matter how dangerous it may be. All parents want their children to be happy and healthy. When it comes to serious lifelong conditions such as autism, parents may be especially frightened, confused, and concerned about what...
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Autistic children – early warning signs of autism

Autism is defined as disordered neural development manifested through impaired social interaction skills, difficulties in communication, delayed cognitive development, or repetitive body movements. It’s not fully clear what causes autism or exactly how it affects interaction of nerve cells in the brain; however, autism is connected to rare genetic mutations...
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