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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Teenagers were the most prone of all age groups to experience psychological trauma after the bombing. The researchers found that the more internet news and social media contact they had about the bombing and manhunt, the more severe were their PTSD symptoms, which ranged from intrusive flashbacks to emotional numbing. What’s more, even if 87% of parents believed that online exposure to the crisis could be damaging, very few restricted their children’s access to it.
Children are active and noisy. They make messes and sometimes break your favorite things. You can count on kids to give you plenty of reasons to lose your cool, react reflexively and dole out punishment. But is this the best way to handle things? Child psychology experts say when it comes to improving behavior, being positive is your best asset — a parenting method known as positive reinforcement.
Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland is honored with the 2017 International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Award!