Child & Adolescent Related Content

Podcast: Ask Me Anything About Student Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Melinda Macht-Greenberg about how to support and check in on loved ones during the school year. Melinda discusses the mental health challenges students are facing and talks about child and adolescent mental health. Melinda Macht-Greenberg, PhD, is a Harvard-trained child...

Podcast: Mindfulness for Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about mindfulness and its benefits for kids and adolescents. Lisa provides a framework for mindfulness for kids, shares tips to get kids and teens involved in mindful practices, and talks about how we can all benefit from being a little more aware. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is...

Video: Helping Kids & Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum Thrive

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a very common developmental disability, impacting one in 54 children. What is true for one person with autism may not be true for another, which can be challenging for kids and teens with the condition as well as for caregivers trying to understand ASD. So, for...

Video: The Connections Between Parent & Child Mental Health

A child’s mental health is not just supported by their parents or caregivers—it can be shaped by them. Mentally healthy children rely heavily on them as the foundation for becoming independent, successful, happy adults. However, parents face plenty of challenges when looking after children, and...

Video: Ask Me Anything About Student Mental Health

School can be stressful for so many reasons. Whether a child is just starting daycare or finishing up a university degree, the mental toll of education can be overwhelming. New schedules, peer influence, and difficulty learning can all amount to an increase in mental health challenges. How can we...

Video: Lecture – Young Adult Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Cindy H. Liu, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Visiting Scholar Series The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth many uncertainties and stressors that have had tremendous effects on the mental health of young adults. These issues have been made worse by ever-changing public health...

Video: Easing Back-to-School Anxieties for Kids & Parents

Transitioning back to school can be nerve-wracking for parents and kids alike. Even without a pandemic, starting a new academic year can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, and frustrating for everyone involved. So how can we feel emotionally healthy in an unpredictable time for families? And when many...

In the Media: Supporting a Bullied Child

“Parents unfortunately cannot stop all bullies from crossing paths with their children, but they can equip their children with tools for how to manage bullying experiences themselves.” – Dr. Jacqueline Sperling

Podcast: Let’s Talk About Child and Teen Mental Health

Today we talk to Dr. Lisa Coyne about child and teen mental health—discussing ways to navigate various conditions in kids and teens, methods to cope with anxiety around school, and strategies to develop a close bond with our children. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in...

Video: Gearing Up Your Kids for a Mentally Healthy Summer

After another disrupted school year, kids are adapting to the next new normal: summer vacation. Since screen times have been sky-high, social activities have been disrupted, and outdoor gatherings have been limited, maintaining child and teen mental health may require a little extra effort. So how...