The ABCs of mental health
Parents and teachers often have questions about the behaviour of children and adolescents. They may worry about whether a behaviour is appropriate for a particular age or developmental stage, or a sign that something might be wrong. They may wonder why it is occurring, and how best to respond.
The ABCs of Mental Health provides two free, web-based Resources - one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer these questions. The Resources include:
- ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older
- descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem
- practical suggestions for steps to take
The website is funded and developed by the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a children’s mental health treatment, research and teaching centre.
The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre helps more than 8,000 children and families each year through a combination of prevention, treatment, research, and education activities.Hincks-Dellcrest is a community affiliate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry) and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.