Children’s Mental Health and Trauma and Resilience

Representation Matters

Representation Matters

By Dominique Harris, BS, QMHP-C (Qualified Mental Health Professional), Trauma & Resiliency Specialist at ChildSavers. Representation matters when it comes to early childhood experiences. Relatable and culturally diverse environments are critical in early development for young children. Jump to: Here are some strategies to help represent all children in your classroom and provide positive experiences …

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How to help children of all anger manage their anger

How to Help Children Manage Anger: The Ultimate Guide (All Ages)

There’s a quote by an unknown author that says, “Children are not giving you a hard time. They are having a hard time.” Anger is a complex emotion for everyone, especially children and teens in varying stages of brain development. In this post, we’ll explore ways to help children of all ages manage their anger …

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How to Honor and Celebrate Juneteenth with all children

9 Ways to Honor Juneteenth with Children

Juneteenth, also known as also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, is honored on June 19th. Because Black people in the United States were initially excluded from the freedom we celebrate on July 4th, our leadership found it crucial to include Juneteenth as a day of observance and reflection. The …

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ChildSavers explains calm down boxes and what to put in calm down boxes for children and adults.

How to Make A Calm Down Box in 5 Minutes (for Kids and Adults)

Everyone can feel dysregulated or stressed sometimes – those feelings are normal! Calm down boxes are a great tool to help your children, or yourself, regulate your body and mind so you can build resilience and cope during life’s most stressful moments. Jump to: What is a calm down box? What is dysregulation? Items for …

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Therapy can look different for children with autism (ASD) but play and art therapy can be great tools to address behavioral issues.

What Can Therapy for Children with Autism Look Like?

Children who have been diagnosed with symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience the world in a unique manner. ASD can (and does) vary from one person to the next in terms of both indicators as well as behaviors. There are two main categories of traits that make up this diagnosis – social communication …

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You can transform your business or home with trauma-informed practices.

What Does “Trauma-Informed” Mean? – Trauma Basics

One out of four children in the United States will experience some sort of trauma by the age of four. Trauma can have lifelong impacts, creating changes to our biology, genetics, behavior, and ultimately a myriad of lifetime health outcomes. Looking through a trauma-informed lens allows us to have effective interventions to help individuals (both children …

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Three children - an introvert, extrovert, and ambivert, playing together outside.

How to Nurture Your Child As An Introvert or Extrovert

The words “introvert” and “extrovert” are used frequently and often misunderstood to imply that someone is shy or outgoing. The true essence behind introverted versus extroverted children refers to their personality preference – specifically, the way the child spends and recharges their energy. Keep in mind that children are constantly learning to understand themselves and …

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Family enjoying a beach trip after engaging in child and family therapy together.

Fight Mental Health Stigma: A Beginner’s Guide

Misconceptions and misrepresentations of mental health are everywhere… in the media, our workplaces, schools, and homes. The effects of mental health stigmas run deep and can prevent adults and children from living life to the fullest. When we break the stigma, we build healthier environments for future generations to build resilience and heal from trauma. …

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Elementary age girl seeking help for depression

How to Spot Depression Symptoms in Children of All Ages

How do I know my child is depressed? What can I do if they are experiencing depression? Spotting depression symptoms in children and teens isn’t always easy, and it can be even harder to address. ChildSavers therapist, Mavis Mintaah, LCSW, CTS, explains signs of depression in kids, how to address depression with your children, and …

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