ERIC Number: ED340974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Facts for Families from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry .
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, DC.
Six fact sheets on issues relevant to children's emotional well being are presented in this document. The first fact sheet, "Children and Divorce" provides information for parents to consider when getting a divorce. Parents are encouraged to be aware of the stress that the events surrounding a divorce cause for the child. The second fact sheet, "Teens: Alcohol and Other Drugs" looks at trends and warning signs of teenage drug abuse. Other issues discussed include use patterns and teenagers who are "at risk" for substance abuse problems. The third fact sheet, "The Depressed Child" discusses how depression in children and teenagers differs from the behavior of depressed adults. Warning signs for depression are discussed. The fourth fact sheet, "Child Abuse--The Hidden Bruises" reviews the statistics on physical child abuse. Implications for abused children as adults and parents are discussed. Warning signs for abused children are presented, and counseling issues are discussed. The fifth fact sheet, "Child Sexual Abuse" first looks at the prevalence of this problem, which is very high but difficult to determine with precision and then goes on to point out the number of unreported instances, behavioral signs, and steps for prevention. The sixth fact sheet, "The Child With a Long-Term Illness" discusses the psychological problems associated with chronic illness. Suggestions are included for parents to help their child develop psychologically healthy ways of living with the disease and its effects. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, DC.