Handouts for Parents

Educational

What is Complex Trauma? – A Resource Guide for Youth and Those Who Care About Them (from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

504 Plans – A 504 Plan can help students with learning issues, attention issues and other disabilities, who meet certain criteria, access the general education classroom without any barriers.

Bullying – Arkansas law defines bullying as the intentional harassment, intimidation, humiliation, ridicule, defamation or threat or incitement of violence by a student against another student.

Individualized Education Program – An IEP is a written plan specifically designed to meet a child’s learning needs.

Special Education Referrals – Referral is made for the purpose of gathering information about a child experiencing problems which interfere with learning.

School Discipline – Arkansas state law allows each school district to develop their own student handbook and discipline policies.

Understanding Depression Caregiver: Provides caregivers with a general overview of depression in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources.

From the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Caregiver: Provides caregivers with a general overview of obsessive-compulsive disorder in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources.

Understanding a First Episode of Psychosis Caregiver: Get the Facts: Provides caregivers with a general overview of psychosis in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder Caregiver: Provides caregivers with a general overview of obsessive-compulsive disorder in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders Caregiver: Get the Facts: Provides caregivers with a general overview of anxiety disorders in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder Young Adult: Get the Facts: Gives young adults facts on living with bipolar-compulsive disorder. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources.

Understanding a First Episode of Psychosis Young Adult: Get the Facts: Gives young adults facts on living with psychosis. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Depression Young Adults: Gives young adults facts on living with depression. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Young Adults: Gives young adults facts on living with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Young Adults: Get the Facts: Gives young adults facts on living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Caregiver: Provides caregivers with a general overview of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders Young Adults: Gives young adults facts on living with anxiety disorders. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources.

Nutritional

The Traffic Light Eating Plan – The Traffic Light Eating Plan makes it easier to choose the foods that will keep you as healthy and strong as possible throughout your life.

Nutrition and Stimulants – For children on stimulants, it is very hard to eat lunch. Most children will tolerate this if they eat well when the stimulant has worn off and if they have something healthy to drink such as milk, Boost or a smoothie at lunch.