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A condition that is quickly on the rise among children, ADD/ADHD can create frustration for parents, and may lead to more serious behavioral, social, and emotional concerns as a child ages. Early screening and holistic interventions can improve outcomes for children and their families. Learn more about ADD/ADHD, and strategies for handling the challenges the condition can present.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE

Background

General information about ADD/ADHD, such as what it is, signs and symptoms, rate of occurrence, and co-existing conditions

Consequences

The importance of addressing ADD/ADHD

The likelihood of improving

Diagnosis

Who to contact if you think a child suffers from ADD/ADHD

Tools or tests that can be used to confirm the diagnosis

Treatment

Available interventions for ADD/ADHD, including medications, mental health counseling, nutrition, and alternative therapies, such as mindfulness techniques

Education & Advocacy

What can be done at home and at school to help and support a child with ADD/ADHD

Major depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is defined as a mental health illness when the feelings persist and interfere with a child's or adolescent’s ability to function. Depression that occurs in children and teens can affect their ability to function and develop in many areas. Without proper intervention, depression can become debilitating, dangerous, and life threatening. Learn more about the condition, the steps you can take to seek a diagnosis, professional treatment, and measures that can be taken at home and school.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE

Background

General information about major depressive disorder, such as what it is, the signs and symptoms, and prevalence

Consequences

Why it is important to address major depression

The likelihood of improving

Diagnosis

Who to contact if you think a child is suffering from major depression

Tools or tests that can be used to confirm the diagnosis

Treatment

Available interventions for major depressive disorder, including important aspects of comprehensive condition management, such as medications, nutrition, creative arts therapy, mindfulness techniques, and mental health counseling

Education & Advocacy

What can be done at home and school to help and support a child with major depression

Bullying affects a high percentage of children. It can have serious consequences for the children being bullied, for those who bully others, and for bystanders who witness bullying. This module takes an in-depth look at bullying to aid in your understanding of the problem and provides practical guidance for parents and schools to address the behavior through bullying education programs.

What You Will Learn in this Course

Background:

General information about bullying, what it is, types of bullying, where it commonly occurs, characteristics of children who bully and those who are bullied, and reasons why children engage in bullying behavior

Importance:

The impact bullying can have on those who bully, those who are bullied, and those who witness bullying

Assessment:

Recognizing the signs of bullying

Strategies:

Practical steps that parents and schools can take to deal with the problem of bullying

Managing children’s behavior is an area of parenting that can cause much stress, frustration, and confusion for parents. By understanding what positive discipline is and how to use it, you can begin to see the benefits for you and your child in better behavior and a better relationship.

What You Will Learn in this Course

Background:

General information about positive discipline, what it is, how it differs from punishment, the features of positive discipline, and the role of mutual respect.

Importance:

How positive parental approaches to discipline impact children’s behavior, socialization, academic achievement, and sense of well-being.

Assessment:

Understanding the characteristics of positive discipline.

Strategies:

Effective strategies to help parents and teachers practice positive discipline.

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800.273.8255.
If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. RethinkMyHealthcare does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.