Addressing Mental & Physical Health Needs

Depression in Teens Who Were Adopted: What Families Need to Know

Sometimes it’s hard to know what is considered typical teenage behavior and what requires some extra attention. This tip sheet focuses on whether your teen may be going through a temporary phase, or instead, may be suffering from teen depression. Included are a definition of depression, some potential risk factors to be aware of, and ways to help your teen.

Wisconsin Waiver Services for Children Post Adoption

Children with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities may qualify for Wisconsin’s Waiver Programs. This tip sheet provides a basic overview of those programs and how to find out of your child qualifies for any of the waiver programs.

Understanding Enuresis

Enuresis, or bed-wetting, is a common occurrence in children. This tip sheet provides some basic information about enuresis, the causes, and ways to help your child deal with it.

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

This tip sheet contains introductory information about sensory processing disorder. It is an easy-to-understand of what it is, interventions and resources available to you.

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Youth in Care

Vulnerable children often benefit from therapy. There are many types of therapeutic options out there; here we offer some pointers on some of the types of therapeutic interventions, what your role, as the parent is, and red flags to notice when working with a therapist.

Fostering Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

There are many joys and challenges in caring for a child with special health care needs. This tip sheet contains ideas on how to be an effective advocate and contains several resources you can utilize.

Fostering Children and Youth with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can be a challenging disorder to diagnose and to parent. Included here are types and characteristics of FAS. Also, are suggested parenting techniques you can try with your child.

Uncovering Myths about Therapy

Deciding to enter into therapy is a big decision, a decision that may not only benefit your child, but the entire family. This sheet addresses common myths and potential benefits of seeking counseling, and provides some guidance for parents.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

This is an introductory informational sheet about autism spectrum disorder. Common behaviors are shared, how it is diagnosed and what you can do if you suspect your child is showing signs of this disorder.

The Wider Scope of Therapy

When we think of therapy, we tend to envision something traditional; a study-like room with deep chairs or a sofa where a person sits having a one-on-one discussion with a therapist holding a yellow notepad. While that traditional form of talk therapy is still an option, today there are so many more possibilities for complementary therapies compared to a decade or two ago.

I Thought I’d Be Happy: Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome

The process of adoption has often been described as a journey or an adventure, full of both the expected and the unexpected. It’s no wonder, then, that everyone involved sometimes finds themselves caught up in a whirlwind of emotions – both positive and negative – during the process and after an adoption has been finalized. What do you do if, instead of the thrill of happiness, you feel overwhelmingly sad, without energy, or even nonchalant about your newly created family?

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