Childhood Stress- Parenting Presentation
by Bernadette Dacanay, LSW, Home and School Visitor, RTMSD
Module 1: Introduction to Childhood Stress
Module 2: Childhood Anxiety
Module 3: Childhood Depression
Module 4: Resources for Childhood Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Links from Module 4
Tamar Chansky Ph.D. books- Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking and Freeing Your Child from Anxiety
American Psychological Association (APA) - topic search
KidsHealth from Nemours - separate sections for parents, kids, teens and educators
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)- find treatment providers and downloadable publications by topic
Therapy in a Nutshell (youTube channel)
Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Kids
Breathing Exercises for Kids
Stress Relief Apps- Calm, Headspace, Happify, Fitbit, the Mindfulness app, Smiling Mind, Moshi kids
Grief and Loss
A Haven - provides grief support groups and resources for grieving children and their caregivers. No cost. Exton, PA.
Peter's Place - provides grief support groups and resources for grieving children and their caregivers. No cost. Radnor, PA.
Parenting Tips (Variety of Topics)
American Academy of Pediatrics - AAP parenting website
CDC (Positive Parenting Tips) - Center for Disease Control website with parenting tips, medical conditions, general health information.
Confident Parents Confident Kids - tips on how to support your child's social and emotional learning
KidsHealth from Nemours - separate pages for parents, kids and teens. Variety of topics including general health, diseases, school and family life, emotions and behaviors. Content created by Nemours clinicians.
Psychology Today - "Get Help" section includes parenting tips, personal growth information. "Find a Therapist" section helps you to find a local clinician
Substance Use, Abuse and Recovery
Be a Part of the Conversation - provides programs for parents regarding substance abuse prevention, substance use and recovery. Parent support resources available.
Truth Initiative - youth vaping and smoking prevention and education, quit smoking/ quit vaping resources
Technology/ Managing Screen Time
Common Sense Media - provides expert reviews, advice and tips for managing children and technology.
Shape the Sky - provides education and advice on creating responsible children and teens on smartphone and the internet.