CHOC Children's Mental Health Update March 2020
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Thank you Friend,

for being a champion for kids with mental illness in your community. Learn how you can help start the conversation about pediatric mental illness.

7 ways to help kids cope with anxiety about coronavirus
Even if unaware of the coronavirus, children can sense tension and worry about the virus from adults around them. CHOC psychologist Dr. Sabrina Stutz offers these seven tips to help reduce children’s anxiety about COVID-19.

Research: the large-scale impact of adverse childhood experiences
Researchers from the World Health Organization conducted a statistical analysis of European and American studies exploring outcomes data of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Their findings revealed that ACEs cost $1.33 trillion a year in terms of their impact on people’s health and well-being. Study authors estimated that even a 10% reduction in the rates of two or more ACEs could translate to an annual saving of $105 billion.

The most important skill parents should – but don’t – instill in kids
Problem-solving. Working well with others. What are the most important skills children should learn in the digital world? A best-selling author and Stanford instructor, who has spent years studying psychology, technology and how we engage with it, offers advice to help parents avoid the biggest mistake in raising kids today

Ocean Institute brings unique experience to CHOC
Few mental heath centers have volunteers, let alone regular visits from a group of them. But the Cherese Mari Laulhere Mental Health Inpatient Center at CHOC found a way to bring a team – and sea life - from the Ocean Institute to its patients. Read how this special partnership has helped children with mental health conditions find their voices and more.

How family dynamics impact suicidal thoughts in children
Suicide rates among children and adolescents are on the rise. A recent study found kids as young as 9 have suicidal thoughts. Family dynamics and parental monitoring are significant predictors.

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