It is typically a mystery to parents and other friends and family members why a child or teenager may engage in self injurious behaviors. These can range from cutting to promiscuity (and some also include food issues). There is always a reason behind the behavior. Here is a great article with some recent research that has come out about non-suicidal self-injurious behavior. Learn more.
It can be difficult to know if a child has mental health issue, especially in young children. Younger children typically do not have the verbal and cognitive capacity to explain what is going on for them, so usually they tell you through behaviors. But how do you know? Here are some tips that might help to determine if your child should be evaluated for a mental health issue. Learn more
Child sexual abuse can be confusing not only to the child who experienced it, but also to the caregiver of that child. What is sexual abuse? How do I know if it’s happening? Check out some of the explanations, signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse here. Above all, if you have any questions, contact your local police department or county social services department. Read More