Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Completes 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment to Help Understand and Strengthen Its Neighborhood

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) completed the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), part of the hospital’s continual commitment to better understand the health of its primary “neighborhood” – Los Angeles County – and the people who live there. The CHNA takes a deep dive into the community’s health and social needs enabling the hospital to implement strategies to address the key areas of the report’s findings.

Back-to-School Stress: Ochsner Experts Share Advice for Parents

After a summer of highly publicized events and ongoing fears over COVID-19, many parents may be worried a little more than usual over the start of the new school year. Ochsner mental health experts encourage parents to talk to their children about those concerns, especially since kids don’t always experience the same worries.

On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Most Parents Believe Their Children Will Have Mental Health-Related Challenges Going Back to School

Every new school year comes with its own set of emotions – from worry to excitement – for kids. After years of a global pandemic, safety concerns and other stresses of today, we have to prioritize checking in with children to understand what they are thinking and feeling.

Most New Jersey Parents Support Depression Screening in Schools, But They Have Some Concerns

A majority — more than 75 percent — of New Jersey parents of middle and high school students recognize the benefits of screening and early detection of depression risk in adolescents but many express concerns about potential unintended consequences of screening, according to a survey of New Jersey parents and guardians of children ages 12 to 18.

GW Experts Available for Interviews During Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month in the United States. In his first State of the Union address, President Biden outlined a strategy to transform how mental health is understood, perceived, accessed and treated. According to the President, the strategy…

Expert Available: School Psychologists, COVID-19, and the Return of In-Person Learning

By now, with the COVID-19 pandemic approaching the one-year mark, the impacts of extended quarantine on all ways of life have been well documented. And no group may be more affected than the youngest members of society: children. Virtual schooling…

Expert Available to Discuss Back-to-School and Mental Health: Helping students handle stress of a new school year

WHO: Cindy Jones, director, Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at Children’s of Alabama, is available for interviews about coping with the stress and anxiety that a new school year can cause for students and parents. WHY: Returning to school can…