There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Recognizing the signs and symptoms of anxiety in young children can help practitioners provide supportive strategies to caregivers.
Ideas for how families with young, unvaccinated children can remain cautious while heading back out into the world again.
Caregivers with a history of adverse childhood experiences may need additional skills and support to recover from stress.
Health care and mental health practitioners can contribute to the reduction of bias and microaggressions through increased awareness and practice.
Parents and caregivers of young children are out of bandwidth. Here are some suggestions for getting through the long days.
What caregivers can say and do when they’re told, “You’re going to spoil the baby,” or “That baby is manipulating you.”
Babies and young children may be separated from a caregiver for many reasons. How can you support them?
Early childhood has a disproportionate impact on lifelong health and well-being.
It's easy to imagine an older child feeling like they matter, but what about babies and toddlers?
Caregivers are opening up about their mental health after the birth of a baby during a pandemic. Providers can support caregivers of all gender identities.
Demand for mental health services has increased amid the pandemic, so how can you best support families?
Are children really that resilient? Yes, but young children are affected by the social changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How can you break the cycle of trauma and foster healthy development? A two-generation approach to care can help.
After a year of isolation and quarantine, plenty of parents are justifiably worried about their older children "falling behind” in school, but what about babies and toddlers?
Are you a therapist who is feeling mentally or emotionally exhausted? Strategies to prevent provider burnout can help.
Regressive behavior is common, but how about now, when “normal” is a fantasy, and we’ve all been living through a pandemic that has lasted for a full year?
How to support parents and caregivers with skill-building during COVID-19.
Families are struggling as the pandemic wears on. How can mental health professionals help?
Many parents may be wondering if child care closures and physical and social-distancing will influence their child's development.
Pregnancy and new motherhood can be two of the most joyful and exciting times in a woman’s life—but not always.
With deaths mounting amid the pandemic, how can you talk to your young child about loss?
Young children respond to stressful situations differently than older kids.
With schools closed across the country, where should we turn to bring prevention to bear?
Rahil Briggs, PsyD, is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.