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Cultural Competence - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
September 2014 - Vol 18 Issue 8
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1. ATHEALTH
Cultural Competency for Mental Health Professionals: Interview with Dr. Patti Rose
http://athealth.com/cultural-competency-for-mental-health-professionals/
Dr. Rose discusses issues related to cultural competence and also focuses on the disparities that minorities experience with mental health care.

2. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care
https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/pdfs/EnhancedNationalCLASStandards.pdf
The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities.

3. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCE
Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth and their Families
http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/ChecklistBehavioralHealth.pdf
This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural competence in human service settings.

4. THE JOINT COMMISSION
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community
http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/LGBTFieldGuide.pdf
This document is intended to complement the many other resources created by other organizations working to improve health systems and care for LGBT communities and families.

5. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Caring for Latino Patients
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html
Latino culture has several normative values that must be recognized in clinical settings.

6. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
Culture Cues
http://depts.washington.edu/pfes/CultureClues.htm
These tip sheets for clinicians increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures.

7. SOCIAL WORK
Social Work Practice with Latinos: Key Issues for Social Workers
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2861823/pdf/nihms194082.pdf
This article provides an overview of the general knowledge needed by social workers to work more effectively with their Latino clients.

8. VISTAS 2013
Seven Common Issues Faced by Families Entering a New Culture, With Appropriate Counseling Techniques
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas13/Article_16.pdf
The competent multicultural counselor is equipped with awareness, knowledge, and skills of sufficient quality to effectively assist a diverse client base.

9. COUNSELING TODAY
Multicultural Competence: A Continual Pursuit
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/09/multicultural-competence-a-continual-pursuit/
Remaining multiculturally competent requires constant work, study and development as counselors move through their careers.

10. UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
What Are You?: The Experience of Multiracial Individuals in a Monoracial World
http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=20
Dr. Kelly Jackson discusses her research on identity development among individuals of mixed heritage.

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Anxiety Disorders - FPN

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August 2014 - Vol: 8 Issue 7
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1. ATHEALTH
Treating Childhood Anxiety in Schools, Michael L. Sulkowski, PhD
http://athealth.com/treating-childhood-anxiety-in-schools
Despite being a prevalent problem, only a small percentage of youth receive any treatment for anxiety. When they do receive treatment, it is usually not an evidence-based treatment, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). 

2. THE ATLANTIC
Surviving anxiety - Scott Stossel
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/01/surviving_anxiety/355741/
"I've tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation's most common mental illness."

3. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders, and Dissociative Disorders in DSM-5
http://journals.psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/AJP/930274/611.pdf
One of the most striking changes in DSM-5 is separate chapters for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and trauma- and stressor-related disorders.

4. PEDIATRICS
Anxiety in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/133/5/801.full.pdf
Children with ADHD demonstrate poorer quality of life, daily functioning and behavior when anxiety comorbidities are present.

5.  JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY AND THE LAW
Obsessions of Child Murder: Underrecognized Manifestations of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
http://www.jaapl.org/content/42/1/66.full.pdf
Many patients with OCD have distressing violent images and thoughts but there is not significant evidence that these idividuals are at risk of acting on the obsessions..

6. COUNSELING TODAY
Anti-anxiety medications: What counselors need to know
http://ct.counseling.org/2011/10/anti-anxiety-medications-what-counselors-need-to-know/
You might not have a medical degree, but you need to know something about the medications your clients are taking.

7. PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH AND BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
Current perspectives on internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with anxiety and related disorders.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3913603/pdf/prbm-7-037.pdf
Internet cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) for anxiety disorders is efficacious, cost-effective, scalable, and an important treatment alternative to face-to-face CBT.

8. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Late-Onset Agoraphobia: General Population Incidence and Evidence for a Clinical Subtype
http://journals.psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/AJP/927182/790.pdf
Agoraphobia has a high prevalence in the elderly, and unlike cases in younger populations, late-onset cases are not more common in women and are not associated with panic attacks, suggesting a late-life subtype.

9. BMC PSYCHIATRY
Screening for post-traumatic stress disorder after injury in the pediatric emergency department - a systematic review protocol
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/2046-4053-3-19.pdf
Screening children at risk of developing stress disorders following trauma is essential in guiding early treatment and minimizing long-term sequelae of childhood stress disorders

10. INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Measuring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Twitter
http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM14/paper/view/8079/8082
Social media data must be treated cautiously as it is learned what role this venue will play in mental health research and treatment.

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Adolescent Mental Health - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
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July 2014 - Vol: 8 Issue 6
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1. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1109.html
Serious health problems, risky behavior, and poor health habits persist among adolescents despite access to medical care.

2. FOCUS
Understanding Technology Use Throughout Development: What Erik Erikson Would Say About Toddler Tweets and Facebook Friends
http://focus.psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/FOCUS/24947/282.pdf
For each developmental stage, the authors offer a vignette, a description of media use, a developmental interpretation of technology use, and guidance for clinicians.

3. COUNSELING TODAY
Geek Therapy: Connecting with Clients through Comics, Video Games and Other ‘Geeky’ Pursuits
http://bit.ly/1mxvQvX
Geek therapy is just one more way to connect with clients and further the therapeutic relationship.

4. VISTAS 2013
Minors’ Rights to Confidentiality, When Parents Want to Know: An Ethical Scenario
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas13/Article_26.pdf
This paper explores the ethical scenario related to confidentiality rights of a minor when his/her parents seek information from the counseling session.

5. THE SOCIAL WORK PODCAST
Coming Out, Coming Home: Interview with Michael C. LaSala, PhD
http://bit.ly/1lnJeTv
In this interview, Dr. LaSala talks about how social workers can help families adjust to a gay or lesbian child.

6. PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
Is Your School Prepared for a Sexting Crisis?
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/May_13_Sexting.pdf
An adolescent who participates in sexting can face serious legal consequences

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Report of the Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls
http://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/girls/report-full.pdf
This report explores the cognitive and emotional consequences and the impact on development of a healthy sexual self-image.

8. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Help Suicidal Adolescents
http://bit.ly/1qYTjdl
Research supports the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for suicidal adolescents. (Complimentary registration required.)

 

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January 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 1
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1. Practice Guideline - Eating Disorders
2. Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity
3. Frequency and Patterns of Eating Disorder Symptoms in Early Adolescence
4. Behavioral and Psychological Factors in Obesity
5. Losing weight, but not healthy
6. The powerful perspective of body satisfaction
7. DSM-5 Feeding and Eating Disorders
8. Psychological Treatments for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
9. Eating Problems after Bariatric Surgery
10. The Impact of Body Image on Patient Care


1. PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Practice Guideline - Eating Disorders
This comprehensive practice guideline was developed and reviewed by psychiatrists, researchers, and other clinicians throughout North America and Europe.

2. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity
Obese adolescents are at significant risk of developing an eating disorder, yet due to their higher weight status their symptoms often go unrecognized and untreated.

3. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH
Frequency and Patterns of Eating Disorder Symptoms in Early Adolescence
Eating disorder behaviors and cognitions are common in early adolescence and are negatively associated with a series of social and psychological outcomes.

4. JOURNAL OF LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL
Behavioral and Psychological Factors in Obesity
Because the psychological aspects of obesity are so important, psychological assessments and interventions have become an integral part of a multidisciplinary approach to treating obesity.

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5. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
Losing weight, but not healthy
Obese teenagers are just as likely to develop eating disorders as the general population.

6. COUNSELING TODAY
The powerful perspective of body satisfaction
Every January, right as the new year begins, we are saturated by commercials, advertisements and stories of people whose lives were transformed upon attaining the elusive goals of slimness and fitness.

7. AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (APA)
DSM-5 Feeding and Eating Disorders
A primary goal is for more people experiencing eating disorders to have a diagnosis that accurately describes their symptoms and behaviors.

8. NATIONAL CENTER for BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI)
Psychological Treatments for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
This paper reviews research on psychological treatments for BED, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

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9. EATING DISORDERS REVIEW
Eating Problems after Bariatric Surgery
Multidisciplinary interventions are needed to help patients both prepare for surgery and achieve optimal weight loss and psychosocial adjustment afterward.

10. PRIMARY CARE COMPANION
The Impact of Body Image on Patient Care|
When considering body image, it may be helpful to remember the often-used phrases: "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder," "beauty is only skin deep," and "never judge a book by its cover."


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Suicide Risk - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
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June 2014 - Vol: 8 Issue 5
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1. MEDSCAPE
Depression and Suicide
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/805459-overview
The lethality of depression takes the measurable form of completed suicide, the eighth leading reported cause of death in the U.S.

2. COUNSELING TODAY
Confronting the Threat of Suicide
http://ct.counseling.org/2010/07/confronting-the-threat-of-suicide/
The potential threat of suicide cuts across all lines, regardless of the counselor's setting.

3. VISTAS 2012
SCATTT: A Suicide Intervention Plan Mnemonic for Use When Clients Present Suicide Intent
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas12/Article_34.pdf
The authors describe a basic suicide intervention plan.

4. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW
Youth Suicidal Behavior: An Introduction and Overview
http://knoxvillepsychs.pbworks.com/f/Youth+Suicidal+Bx-Intro+and+Overview-2009.pdf
Suicidal behavior includes and incorporates a much larger set of behaviors than suicide alone

5. THE SOCIAL WORK PODCAST
Addressing Suicide Risk in Schools: Interview with James Mazza, PhD, and David Miller, PhD
http://socialworkpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/04/mazza-miller.htm
Schools are an ideal place to address suicide risk.

6. USF COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND COMMUNITY SCIENCES
Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide
http://theguide.fmhi.usf.edu/pdf/2012PDFs/2012GuideAll.pdf
The guide provides checklists and strategies that are supported by research in reducing the incidence of suicidal behavior.

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST
Cultural Considerations in Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Psychosocial Treatment
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2662358/?report=classic 
Ethnic groups differ in rates of suicidal behaviors among youths, the context within which suicidal behavior occurs, and patterns of help-seeking.

8. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Therapists' Reactions to Patients' Suicide
http://journals.psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/AJP/3719/2022.pdf 
In this study therapists shared their reactions to the suicides of patients in their care.

 

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Clinician Burnout and Self-Care - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - May 2014

Mental Health Information - VOL: 8 ISSUE 4
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1. ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY IN MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Burnout in Mental Health Services: A Review of the Problem and Its Remediation

Many researchers consider burnout to be a job-related stress condition or even a work-related mental health impairment.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156844/

2. COUNSELING TODAY
The Inner Life of the Counselor

Strengthening our own self-care protocol is an important undertaking for ourselves and also a gift to our clients and colleagues.
http://ct.counseling.org/2014/04/the-inner-life-of-the-counselor/

3. COUNSELING TODAY
Leveraging apps for Counselor Self-care

This article provides apps for counselor self-care across three dimensions of wellness: physical, psychological and emotional.
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/10/leveraging-apps-for-counselor-self-care/

4. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Occupational Vulnerability for Psychologists

Everyone working in a mental health setting needs to attend to issues of occupational vulnerability and self-care.
http://www.apapracticecentral.org/ce/self-care/vulnerability.aspx

5. UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work

In this podcast, Elaine Hammond uses a trauma-informed perspective to provide a paradigm for the creation of an individualized self-care strategy.
http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=133

6. UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Self-Care Self-Assessment Checklists and Measures

This page has several self-assessment checklists and measures that can help therapists examine different aspects of their present well-being.
http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/resources/self-care-starter-kit/self-care-self-assessment-checklists-and-measures.html

7. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS
Causes, Consequences, and Prevention of Burnout among Substance Abuse Treatment Counselors: A Rural versus Urban Comparison

Substance abuse counselors are vulnerable to burnout, which has negative repercussions for the counselor, employing organization, and clients.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3652635/

8. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY
How to avoid burning out and keep your spark

Treating or preventing burnout requires individual solutions, peer strategies, and group/organizational techniques. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/fileadmin/cp_archive/pdf/0501/0501CP_Article2.pdf

9. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Promoting Wellness of Peer Providers Through Coaching

A key task of the wellness coach is to help the individual served
explore the eight dimensions of wellness.
http://www.healio.com/~/media/Journals/JPN/2014/1_January/10_3928_02793695_20130930_03/10_3928_02793695_20130930_03.pdf



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Technology in Behavioral Health - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - April 2014
Mental Health Information - Vol. 4 Issue 3
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1. HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR (HRSA)
Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care Through Technology
Telehealth, using videoconferencing, promises to increase access to behavioral health care.
http://1.usa.gov/1ne5W5u

2. MICROSOFT RESEARCH
Predicting Depression via Social Media
The study demonstrated the potential of using Twitter as a tool for measuring and predicting major depression in individuals.
http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/192721/icwsm_13.pdf

3. HEALTHCARE INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOCIETY (HIMSS)
The Value of Health Information Technology in Behavioral Health: A Health Information Exchange Focus
The goal of this white paper is to both educate and advocate for change by raising awareness of the value of behavioral health information technology.
http://bit.ly/QrBHu9

4. MASSACHUSETTS CHILD PSYCHIATRY ACCESS PROJECT (MCPAP)
Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Using the CRAFFT Screening Tool
This kit provides the resources treatment providers need to efficiently incorporate the CRAFFT.
http://www.mcpap.com/pdf/CRAFFT%20Screening%20Tool.pdf

5. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Mobile Technologies in the Study, Assessment, and Treatment of Serious Mental Illness
The incorporation of various mobile devices in support of prevention and treatment initiatives across biomedical and behavioral disciplines is growing rapidly.
http://bit.ly/1h7eTFK

6. COUNSELING TODAY
Technology in Counseling: Keeping Your Marbles in the Game
We need disparate voices at the table to help sort out what technologies may be effectively used in the field, and how they may be safely and appropriately implemented.
http://bit.ly/P8DrHD

7. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Behavioral Health IT Innovations Conference
This website contains fifteen short, informational videos from presentations made at a recent behavioral health IT conference.
http://obssr.od.nih.gov/behavioral_health_IT/videos.html

8. CHILDHOOD OBESITY
iPhone App Adherence to Expert-Recommended Guidelines for Pediatric Obesity Prevention
With notable exceptions, many of today's children's health apps have been designed without expert recommendations in mind and, therefore, are unlikely to be valuable tools in the health behavior change.
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/chi.2013.0084

9. PSYCHIATRIC TIMES
Telepsychiatry: The Perils of Using Skype
Use of Skype or similar VoIP communications systems still presents some privacy risks.
http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/blog/telepsychiatry-perils-using-skype



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Childhood Disorders - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - January 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 1
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1. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Selective Mutism
Selective mutism is a rare and multidimensional childhood disorder that typically affects children entering school age.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2861522/

2. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Speech and Language Delay in Children
Speech and language delay in children is associated with increased difficulty with reading, writing, attention, and socialization.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1183.html

3. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
An Evidence-based Approach to Treating Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are remarkably common among pediatric patients and are associated with significant morbidity and increased risk of suicidality in adolescents. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/article_Pages.asp?AID=10693

4. PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
Tourette's Syndrome: A Primer for School Leaders
The symptoms of Tourette's syndrome affect students academically as well as socially.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/tourettesprimer.pdf

5. MEDSCAPE
Pediatric Sleep Disorders
The consequences of untreated sleep problems may include significant emotional, behavioral, and cognitive dysfunction. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/916611-overview

6. CONTEMPORARY PEDIATRICS
Pathology and Evaluation of Childhood Aggression
Types of aggression include impulsive (reactive), proactive, and maladaptive.
http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/news/modernmedicine/modern-medicine-feature-articles/pathology-and-evaluatio

7. COUNSELING TODAY
Addressing Challenging Behaviors for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Individuals with autism may exhibit a range of challenging behaviors.
http://ct.counseling.org/2012/10/addressing-challenging-behaviors-for-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorders/

8. THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES
Urinary Incontinence in Children
Appropriate treatment and parental education are essential because of the physical and psychological impact of urine accidents.
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uichildren/



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Grief and Loss - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - February 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 2
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1. PEDIATRICS
Supporting the Family after the Death of a Child
The death of a child of any age is extremely painful for parents.
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/6/1164.full.pdf

2. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Treating Bereavement
Bereavement is all too common but is seldom identified or accorded significance in explaining a patient's medical condition.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2012/06/ecas3-1206.html

3. VISTAS
Children and Grief: Developmentally Speaking
Working with children requires an understanding of the complexities of childhood grief.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11/Article_86.pdf

4. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Recognizing and Treating Complicated Grief
Timing and severity of symptoms can help identify this distinct syndrome. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/article_pages.asp?AID=10627

5. MEDSCAPE
Loss, Grief, and Bereavement in the Setting of Cancer
Loss, grief, and bereavement are a significant part of the cancer experience. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739523

6. DIALOGUES IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Complicated Grief after Perinatal Loss
The loss of an infant through stillbirth, miscarriage, or neonatal death is recognized as a traumatic life event.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3384447/

7. NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS NETWORK
Traumatic Grief in Military Children
In childhood traumatic grief, children develop symptoms associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/traumatic-grief/traumatic-grief-military-children

8. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY CHILD STUDY CENTER
Caring for Kids after Trauma, Disaster and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Chapter 10 presents important considerations in understanding children's reactions to bereavement and loss.
http://www.aboutourkids.org/files/articles/crisis_guide02.pdf



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Depression in Children and Adolescents - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - April 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 3
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1. VISTAS ONLINE
Major Depression and Dysthymic Disorder in Adolescents: The Critical Role of School Counselors
MDD and DD often significantly impact the adolescent school experience.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas10/Article_77.pdf

2. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Depressive Disorders
The parameter describes epidemiology, clinical picture, differential diagnosis, course, risk factors, and treatments.
https://www.wellcare.com/WCAssets/corporate/assets/CPG_Depressive_Disorders%20_in_Children_and_Adolescents_2011.pdf

3. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Confidential Mental Health Treatment for Adolescents
This case emphasizes the ethical component inherent in clinical judgment.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2012/09/ecas2-1209.html

4. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Family Therapy with a Depressed Adolescent
Family therapy strategies include psychodynamic, structural, strategic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2719446/pdf/PE_6_01_32.pdf

5. THE PRIMARY CARE COMPANION
Helping Depressed Adolescents: A Menu of Cognitive-Behavioral Procedures for Primary Care
This case illustrates the application of CBT in treating a depressed 14-year-old boy.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1540388/

6. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Suicidal Behavior in Children Younger than Twelve: A Diagnostic Challenge
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in children younger than 12 years.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1553-2712.2007.tb02357.x/pdf

7. PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
Suicide Clusters and Contagion
Providing assistance in the aftermath of a youth suicide requires a delicate and well-planned approach.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/Suicide_Clusters_NASSP_Sept_%2009.pdf

8. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Adolescents Who Self-harm: How to Protect Them from Themselves
Strengthen coping skills, develop a safety plan, and treat comorbid disorders. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/pdf/0908/0908CP_Article3.pdf