Does Your Child Need Help?
My daughter was suspended from school three times last semester.
We are seeing signs of depression and drug/alcohol use in our eleven year old son.
The after-school program called again, more acting out.
Our four-year old grandson was kicked out of daycare.
The child we adopted last year seems to be withdrawing.
What Can We Do?
All families face difficult behavioral and emotional issues. These issues can lead to frustration, hopelessness, and stress for all involved. While there is no magic formula to tell us what help a child needs, this quick questionnaire can offer some guidance. If you answer yes to one or more questions, please consider calling us for a confidential talk about the help we may be able to offer.
You may have noticed troubling behaviors or problems not listed here. Please feel free to call and talk to one of our clinical professionals — she or he will be happy to chat with you about your concerns!
- Has your child’s eating habits, appetite, or sleep pattern changed in the last six months?
- Has your child had problems at school, such as poor grades or disruptive behavior?
- Do you find yourself increasingly frustrated by your child’s behavior or attitude?
- Has your child started hurting or excessively teasing siblings, other children or pets?
- Have you noticed any unusual behaviors that have started recently and concern you?
- Has your child ever received mental health services (through school, a physician, mental health clinic, etc.)?
- Are you becoming preoccupied or continually distracted by your child’s attitude or actions?
- Has your child’s usual behavior changed in any major way in the last few months?
- Has your child experienced any trauma lately, such as a death of a family member, or a child witnessing or experiencing violence or abuse?
- Has your child talked about or actually done harm to him/herself in the last few months?
- Are you concerned about possible drug or alcohol abuse?