Crisis Planning and Children’s Challenging Behaviors: Making a Plan That Works
This archived webinar is for educators, mental health providers, community support staff and other professionals who would like more information on crisis planning. It covers some key features of proactive crisis plans, what we should know about challenging behaviors before developing a crisis plan, and questions to ask when considering a child’s escalating challenging behaviors. This webinar covers principles of wellness, recovery, and self-advocacy when working with children and youth who have behavioral health needs and require proactive crisis planning.
Tips for Talking to Youth Who Are Under Stress
This presentation is for first responders, police, youth workers and others who work with youth with disabilities to help prevent the escalation of challenging behaviors.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports:
Supporting your child's positive behavior at home and in the community
Parents are their child’s first teacher and are crucial in helping them be successful in school, at home and in the community. This video explains how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can be used to teach and encourage appropriate behaviors at home and in the community. PBIS is a research-based system of positive discipline based on prevention and the belief that appropriate behaviors can be taught.
Knowledge Network for Systems of Care TV (KSOC-TV)
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Agency) has been taping a series of multi-media webisodes on children’s mental health with KSOC-TV, a web-based technical assistance program that features behavioral health experts discussing cutting edge issues in children's mental health. Season 3 of KSOC-TV will kick off on January 9 from the 2016 NBC-4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington, DC. This special webisode will explore how parents and caregivers can actively engage in their child’s behavioral health care, as well as identify available resources that can help the entire family thrive. Members of the audience will be invited to ask questions of the panel. Others can also join the conversation via Twitter using #KSOCTV!
The Power of the Adolescent Brain: 6 video segments (TAG Talks)
These videos, sponsored by the federal Office of Adolescent Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), review adolescent brain development and how it affects learning, health, and behavior and include tips for parents.
- Full Presentation (all segments)
- Segment 1: The Power of the Adolescent Brain
- Segment 2: Adolescents, Risk, and Behavior
- Segment 3: The Adolescent Brain and Addiction
- Segment 4: Adolescents and Mental Health
- Segment 5: The Adolescent Brain: What Adults Need to Know and Do
- Segment 6: Questions and Answers
Materials & Resources
- "Considering a Private Residential Treatment Program for a Troubled Teen? Questions for Parents and Guardians to Ask"
This is a consumer guide developed by the Federal Trade Commission to assist parents in choosing a safe residential treatment program for their children. It was written after the "Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008" (H.R. 6358) was passed to establish minimum standards for prevention of child abuse and neglect at teen residential programs.
- Effective Strategies Checklist: Children and Youth with Developmental Disorders and Challenging Behavior
Children and youth who have intellectual or developmental disabilities are at elevated risk for co-occurring psychiatric or behavioral disorders. This article provides some information on strategies that have resulted in successful outcomes that have decreased the risk for juvenile justice or residential placement. produced by: The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
- Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
provides information for families who have children and youth with special needs, and particularly those who are at risk or have mental health needs.
- Preventing and Treating Challenging Behavior in Young Children
- Crisis Management Plan: Support at Home for Children and Youth with Mental Health Needs
- Tips for Talking to Youth Who Are Under Stress