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  1. Talking to Your Child or Teen About Anxiety

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Children and teens often don’t recognize their anxiety for what it is. Instead, they may think there is something “wrong” with them. Children may focus on the physical symptoms of anxiety (e.g. stomachaches). Teens may think they ...

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  2. General Home Management Strategies for Anxiety

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC As a parent, you can help your child or teen learn techniques to manage his or her anxiety. Although it is always advisable to seek professional help, especially in more severe cases, help is not always readily available. Ev ...

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  3. Visions- Families

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    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 3 (2004) This issue looks at the role and experiences of families, particuarly families of young people, as the majority of mental illness first appears either in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood. It is also during these years t ...

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  4. Boys, and How We Can Reach Them

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    Anita Roberts Web-only article from "Men" issue of Visions Journal, 2005, 2(5) The World of Boys Every day we send our boys out into the world of other boys. A world where they have to constantly be on their guard against potential humiliation a ...

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  5. Visions- First Responders for Young People

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    PDF | Vol. 3, No. 2 (2006) The common saying that "it takes a village to raise a child" rings true as this issue looks at first responders. Parents, school counsellor, teacher, police, firemen, friend, coaches and other members of our society mu ...

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  6. Helping Anxious Children

    [Visions Article]

    In most cases, the tendency to be anxious stays with a person throughout their life. So we need to help anxious children develop coping skills to manage their own anxiety eventually. This starts with parents helping them by going through the following ste ...

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  7. Kids in Control: When A Parent has Mental Illness

    [Visions Article]

    Kids in Control is a psychoeducational group for children ages eight to 13. The eight-week group helps children understand their parents’ mental illness and learn how to take care of themselves. I have been facilitating this group for three years in vario ...

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  8. Using Mental Health Medications in Children and Youth

    [Visions Article]

    The use of medication for mental health problems in children and youth has skyrocketed in the last 15 years. This is an issue that alarms many people, and not without reason. ...

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  9. ‘Co-ed’ Parent Group

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    As a therapist with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Cowichan Valley Branch, Gabriele works with young people who struggle with eating disorders. She is often approached by parents interested in meeting with other parents. Early this year, in resp ...

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  10. Quality Info on Kids’ Mental Health

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    I met Dan Offord only a few times before he died in 2004. In 2003 I was hired to build public awareness for the small—but respected—research centre that would later bear his name. ...

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