Mental health in childhood
includes reaching developmental and emotional milestones, as well as learning
healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems.
Mental health disorders in
children and adolescents are described as serious changes in the way children
typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, causing distress and
problems getting through the day. It is estimated that approximately 30%
of school aged children will experience a behavioral, mental, or developmental
condition in any given year.
This page contains resources
for parents, educators, and professionals serving children and youth in the school
and community settings.
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