Behavior Problems

When children struggle with their behavior, it can have a negative impact on everyone in the family. Parents know they need to respond, but they often aren’t sure what’s the best strategy, especially if a child is frequently acting out and nothing seems to work.

This resource collection from the Child Mind Institute offers parents a comprehensive look at problem behavior. It covers many topics, including what may be triggering problem behavior, how to improve the parent-child relationship when it becomes strained, what to do if kids are struggling with behavior in school, and how to get professional help if you need it. The suite is also available in Spanish.

To take a closer look at the individual topics treated in the collection and to access it in English or Spanish, come here.

Conducta | Comportamiento

Actualizado, septiembre 2022 Sobre la conducta en inglés | About behavior in English   CPIR se complace en conectarle con recursos de información en español que puede usar para aprender más sobre cómo tratar los desafíos de conducta. Es un asunto que preocupa muchas familias. Si su hijo manifiesta problemas de conducta en la escuela, es […]

Reducing Suicide Risk With Safety Plans

September is Suicide Awareness Month. When children in distress express suicidal thoughts or feelings, therapists often work with them —and their parents— to create what is called a safety plan. A safety plan is a document that spells out a series of things the child agrees to do, if they feel overwhelmed, to keep from harming themselves. Parents agree to things they will do to make their child’s environment safer.

This collection of articles from the Child Mind Institute explains how safety planning can help deter teen suicides, which are often impulsive, by steering kids away from harming themselves until the urge passes. With teenage depression and anxiety on the rise, it’s important for all of us to be proactive when children are in distress.

To see the individual articles in the collection and connect with them in English or Spanish, come here.

School Discipline: The Rights of Students with IEPs and 504 Plans

(2019, May) | Available in English and Spanish | Useful to Parent Centers and the families and professionals they serve. Some kids have learning and attention issues that cause them to misbehave. If they have an IEP or a 504 plan, what happens if they break a school rule? Can they be disciplined? And if […]

Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Center for sharing with parents, childhood care providers, and others. When a child—even a small child—melts down and becomes aggressive, he can pose a serious risk to himself and others, including parents and siblings. It’s not uncommon for kids who have trouble handling their emotions to […]

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the most common therapy for children on the autism spectrum. ABA has been shown to help children on the spectrum (from mild to severe) develop needed skills and minimize undesired behaviors such as self-injury. Its effectiveness is backed up by hundreds of studies.

ABA now includes a range of different approaches. This article from the Child Mind Institute describes how they work and how they’re different, and concludes with links to additional readings on ABA.

Access the article in English and Spanish, and connect with the companion readings.

Problem Behavior in Preschoolers

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers serving families of preschoolers with disabilities or who are exhibiting worrisome behavior problems. This article from the Child Mind Institute provides guidance on how to know when 3- to 5-year-olds need help with behavior. While most children who are treated for disruptive behavior problems are school-age, […]

Parents Guide to Getting Good Care

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers working with families who are concerned about their child’s learning or behavior. When a child is struggling, or his/her behavior is worrisome, it can be hard for parents to know whether they need to reach out to a professional. And if parents do seek help, what kind […]

Trastornos Emocionales

Una hoja informativa Recursos actualizados, mayo de 2014 En inglés | In English Ver hojas informativas sobre otras discapacidades En Esta Publicación Definición Incidencia Características Entendiendo los desórdenes diferentes Implicaciones educacionales Otras consideraciones La importancia de apoyo Referencias Organizaciones y sus recursos Definición Hay muchos términos para describir problemas emocionales, mentales o del comportamiento. […]

El manejo del salón de clase (segunda parte): Desarrollando su propio plan comprehensivo para el manejo de la conducta

Este módulo—una revisión de ¡Usted está a cargo! Desarrollar un plan global del manejo de la conducta—subraya la importancia de establecer un sistema comprehensivo para el manejo de la conducta, el cual se compone de una declaración de propósitos, reglas, procedimientos, consecuencias y un plan de acción. También da información sobre cómo la cultura, ciertos […]

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