The Center for Children and Families (CCF) is a multidisciplinary center committed to improving the lives of children, parents and families struggling with mental health concerns.
If you believe your child might be struggling, or if you're looking for general information on children's mental health, please call us at (305) 348-0477 to speak with a clinical staff therapist about the best program for you and your child.
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Earlier this year, one study by Erica Musser, an assistant professor of psychology at Florida International University, looked at why some children tend to lose a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in their teenage years while it persists in others and were surprised to find that high levels of harsh, negative statements during interviews with researchers appeared to be associated with the continuance of ADHD symptoms.
Babies who start standing later than other infants might have more challenges with cognitive or adaptive skills by the time they’re in preschool than their peers who stand sooner, a U.S. study suggests. Most babies will start to pull themselves up to a standing position by around nine months of age and be able to stand without support by around 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While we can’t always protect children from witnessing violence and tragedy in the world, we can comfort and communicate with them in the most healing way possible. Here are some ways parents and caregivers can best help children cope when tragedy strikes.