Notes from a Child Psychologist

State of Emergency in Child Mental Health

January 04, 2022 Dr. Tasha Brown Season 1 Episode 1
Notes from a Child Psychologist
State of Emergency in Child Mental Health
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All across the United States, children are suffering from mental health concerns about their safety in schools to social anxiety - "Mental health challenges have exacerbated in the last two years, and this trend was on the rise before the pandemic." Now declared as a National State of Emergency, I want to dedicate my first episode to sharing three ways parents and caregivers can support children during this time. 

This episode is essential because one meaningful conversation with your child can make a world a difference as they navigate today's world. This podcast is a place parents and caregivers can access tools, tips, and resources for improving their children's mental health. 

By the end of this episode, you will clearly understand how to engage with your child, listen with intention, and create safe places for them to explore and share their feelings.


Episode Highlights: 


  • [00:14:30] How parents and caregivers can model good communication skills and several ways you can set up a safe space for discussion
  • [00:18:36] Why quality matters more than quantity and the importance of your undivided attention
  • [00:20:15] How to identify and take action by noticing the subtle way children communicate 
  • [00:22:24] The right way to probe and the creating a 2-way dialogue with your child
  • [00:25:01] Disrespect, disruptive behavior, and other cries for help
  • [00:26:42] Validate your child's emotional response to things
  • [00:30:50] Recap


Resources: 

Link to note for the week- https://www.aap.org/en/advocacy/child-and-adolescent-healthy-mental-development/aap-aacap-cha-declaration-of-a-national-emergency-in-child-and-adolescent-mental-health/ 

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How parents and caregivers can model good communication skill and several waysyou can set up a safe space for discussion
Why quality matters more than quantity and the importance of your undivided attention
How to identify and take action by noticing the subtle way children communicate
The right way to probe and creating a 2-way dialogue with your child
Disrespect, disruptive behavior, and other cries for help
Validate your child's emotional response to things
Quick Recap