Children/ Teenagers Health Workshops/ Presentations/ Informations

The following Presentations/ Articles/ Information is provided by Grace Peluso-Deleeuw, Office of School Health – School Mental Health Unit,  

Please check back for upcoming workshops,  presentations, new article additions.


Student Health Presentations/ Information

Internet Safety for Children & Teens.pptx


LGBTQ Supports Pamphlet 2018-2019


Student Health Articles

Quick Facts on Excoriation (Skin Picking)| Child Mind Institute

Overview. Excoriation is a disorder characterized by recurrent skin picking, resulting in skin lesions. Some children with the disorder say that picking at their skin makes them feel good, but not all children affected by the disorder do it intentionally, or consciously; some may not even remember doing it.


What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

Instead of helping kids avoid what they’re afraid of, pointers for helping them learn to tolerate their anxiety and function as well as they can, even when they’re anxious.


Parents Guide to Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders | Child Mind InstituteWhen children are struggling with both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder, they are said to have co-occurring disorders. You may also hear these referred to as comorbid disorders or a “dual diagnosis.” The disorders may have developed at the same time, or one might have led into the other. Either […]


How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexting | Child Mind Institute

It’s far too easy for kids to assume that private online communication stays private. It feels intimate, and sharing intimate details is one way we build close relationships with friends and love interests, which is part of the developmental work […]


Talking to Your Kids About... Porn | Child Mind Institute

Parents have always struggled with how to talk with their kids about sex, but in a world where pornography is a mouse click away, the conversation is more complicated than ever. A rather alarming number of adolescents — girls as well as boys — seem to be looking at porn online and using it as […]


When Teens Don't Get Enough Sleep | Sleep Deprivation Effects | Child Mind Institute - Child Mind Institute | Transforming Children's Lives  | Child Mind Institute

In 2006 the National Sleep Foundation surveyed more than 1,600 adolescents and found that many exhibited depressive symptoms […]


Teen Vaping: What You Need to Know | Child Mind Institute

Although e-cigarettes have been around for more than a decade, vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens. E-cigarettes are now the most frequently used tobacco product among adolescents — some 2.1 million middle […]


Help for Cutting and Other Self-Injury | Child Mind Institute

There are few things more disturbing for moms and dads than finding out that your child is intentionally hurting herself. Unfortunately, it’s very common, especially among girls. Experts call it “self-injury,” and as many as a quarter of all teenagers […]


Transgender Kids and Gender Dysphoria | Child Mind Institute

The term transgender has been very much in the news over the last several years, but many of us know little about the experience that makes an increasing number of young people say they are the wrong gender, and need to make a change. The experience of being transgender, or more broadly gender  […]