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Released: 2-Apr-2020 12:10 PM EDT
New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior

A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), is as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders.

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Released: 1-Apr-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Caring for elderly people in the age of COVID-19
Texas State University

When Dr. Christopher Johnson, clinical professor of sociology at Texas State University, is asked about the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, he says: “The biggest threat to older people right now is younger people. Younger people can be carriers (of COVID-19) to older people and those with auto immune diseases.”

Newswise: Self-regulation for kids: at home, at school and with autism
Released: 1-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Self-regulation for kids: at home, at school and with autism
University of South Australia

As every teacher will assert, self-regulation is the key to optimal learning; it helps kids tune in, stay focussed and be ready to learn. But what if your child isn’t wired this way? For many children, self-regulation is hard to master, but for kids on the autism spectrum, it can seem insurmountable, singling them out and creating barriers to their learning.

Newswise: Cornell Tech provides CS lessons for kids at home
Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:35 PM EDT
Cornell Tech provides CS lessons for kids at home
Cornell University

Cornell Tech is creating virtual lessons and daily Twitter challenges to continue promoting computer science education for children in grades K-12, even as the world tackles unprecedented challenges.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Coronavirus causing conflict between parents, children
University of Michigan

The stress and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus has taken its toll on parents—and children are feeling the psychological and physical brunt of it, say University of Michigan researchers.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Tips for Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis at Home with Teens, Young Adults
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Compared to young children, teenagers and young adults living and learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis may be feeling the loss of social connections and life experiences while struggling to manage their time. Ann Murphy, director of the Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and an associate professor at Rutgers School of Health Professions, addresses how to navigate five key challenges.

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