In this section you’ll find mini articles about various child mental health related issues, ranging from trauma, a grandmother’s entry on raising a child during Covid19 to what phrases we can use to help calm an anxious child. Our blogs are mostly written by our Founder, with some collaboration pieces from some of our partners. If you work in the child mental health field and would like to contribute a piece (or pieces) to our blogs, please email Amelie@childbehavioralhealthnetwork.com

Anxiety in children

Photo credit: parent.com Everyone experiences some form of anxiety at some point (or points) in their lives, whether they are strong fears or not. For children, it is no different. And if you are a parent, you have probably tried to protect your child(ren) from many of life’s anxious moments.…

What to say to an anxious child

Photo credit: www.living&Loving.co.za  Following our previous blog on ‘anxiety in children’, we thought we’d follow up with an early intervention approach. This is to say that while there is a host of solutions to treating anxiety and depression in children, we believe the first line of intervention and protection/defense is how…

BEING A FULL-TIME LIVE-IN GRANDMA DURING COVID-19

REFLECTIONS ON BEING A FULLTIME LIVE-IN GRANDMA DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN Written by Safaa J. El-Makkaoui  Note/ Disclaimer:  The benefits of the tips mentioned in this article will be exponential if the child involved is a cute, adorable bundle of absolute joy. Fate had it that I became a…

Reflections on using art therapy with children online

Image may be subject to copyright. During my two-year graduate Art Therapy study at New York University, I always wondered how, we, as future art therapists could hold online sessions with our clients. Now this was back in 2011 when technology was just on the cusp of being used in…

Staying socially connected digitally during the pandemic:

Understanding the negative effects of technology and its force for good Written by Amélie van den Brink (MA, Art Psychotherapist, CBHN Creative Director) & Sara Dominguez (PhD, Early Years Psychology)    Kazimir Malevich, Children on the Grass, 1908 (Pushkin Museum State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow). It is no secret now that…