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ABCT Resources for Children

Fact Sheets and other resources developed by ABCT related to adolescents and children under the age of 12.


Adolescent and Young Adults With Cancer Adolescent and Young Adults With Cancer - The effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment may be especially upsetting for people diagnosed as adolescents and young adults.
Adolescent Suicide Adolescent Suicide - Suicide the third leading cause of death for adolescents. Out of every 100 attempts, 1 adolescent will succeed in committing suicide.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have difficulties in sustaining attention to tasks, particularly if they demand more effort than usual.
Bed-Wetting Bed-Wetting - About 15% of all elementary-school-age children wet the bed, and continued bed-wetting beyond the age of 5 is a problem that should be treated.
Children’s Mental Health Children’s Mental Health - ABCT offers information from other groups detailing evidence-based treatments and cognitive behavior therapy.
Ending Conversion Therapy Ending Conversion Therapy - ABCT applauds Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for signing an executive directive to stop the use of state or federal funds for conversion therapy on minors.
Helping Children Cope With Divorce Helping Children Cope With Divorce - There is a 50/50 chance that couples who marry today will divorce, and almost half of all children now growing up in the United States have seen or will see their parents’ marriage end.
Maltreatment and Suicide Maltreatment and Suicide - ABCT member Mitch Prinstein comments on the following article related to the link between childhood abuse and adult suicide.
Selective Mutism Selective Mutism - Selective Mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder in which a child or adolescent fails to speak in specific social situations or to specific people (e.g., school, birthday parties, or to familiar adults), despite being able to speak in other situations and to other people (e.g., home, parents, or to peers).
Suicide Briefing Book Suicide Briefing Book - Suicide Briefing Book: A resource for the media and lay people looking to better understand, write about, or talk about suicide.
Suicidio Adolescente Suicidio Adolescente - En las encuestas a estudiantes de la escuela secundaria, 8% a 10% reportan haber hecho un intento de suicidio.
Time Out Time Out - Written by ABCT members Camilo Ortiz, Anne Marie Albano, Mitch Prinstein, Regine Galanti, Dan Hoffman, Tim Cavell, and Hillary Vidair, it dispels several myths about effective, evidence based discipline.
Trastorno Límite de la Personalidad Trastorno Límite de la Personalidad - El trastorno límite de la personalidad (TLP) es un desorden psicológico que afecta aproximadamente entre el 1% y 2% de la población.

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Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

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