Intended to protect the physical health of young patients at behavioral facilities, the guidelines can exact a toll on their mental health, too.
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With services to support the learning and development of special needs children on hiatus because of the coronavirus, families try to fill the void.
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One in three Americans now have myopia. Kids who spend lots of time indoors are five times more at risk of developing it, research shows.
4 weeks ago
Providers equipped to meet autistic kids’ needs are lacking, experts say. Some parents have no alternative but to cut back at work or quit their jobs.
1 month agoListen 5:27
For parents, child care is the top expense after the rent or mortgage, a report said. The Philly median: $10,920/year for full-time day care for an infant.
2 months agoListen 5:09
A new guide gathers information and resources to assist parents with the challenge of providing care in the home.
2 months ago
“Candles,” premiering at the Arden Theatre, was written though Philadelphia Young Playwrights. It’s eligible for a Barrymore Award.
3 months agoListen 3:14
When children understand the parts of their bodies, and that they can set their own limits on touching, it can be a factor in recognizing sexual abuse.
3 months agoListen 04:19
Various companies offer consultation and accreditation to museums for their ability to welcome people with sensory sensitivities.
3 months ago
Kids know their abusers between 85% and 93% of the time. Yet adults are often surprised to realize how close to home abuse really is.
4 months agoListen 5:09
Studies are accumulating showing the teen brain, consistently plied with alcohol, won’t reach maturity and damaged genetic material may be passed on.
4 months ago
Like adults, teens drink to escape and numb pain, but with little regard for how they might hurt their brains in the process.
4 months ago
The Bucks County Challenger Flag Football program has paired young people with special needs with local high school athletes for 13 seasons.
5 months agoListen 3:09
Schools in Kensington strive to be safe havens from violence and drug use, while also helping kids deal with the emotional trauma they carry inside.
5 months agoListen 4:47
One goal of the mental health summit is to dispel the stigma associated with mental health issues in black communities.
6 months ago