Illinois Early Learning Project


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April 20, 2005Young Children's Mental Health Samantha Wulfsohn
Erikson Institute

Even young children can experience mental health problems. Trauma or loss can be devastating to children's emotional well-being even in infancy, and a disorder such as ADHD needs to be addressed as early as possible. Questions answered in this Chat include, “Isn't a preschool child too young to have a serious mental health problem? Won't he or she just grow out of it?” “Do more young children have serious emotional problems today than 5 or 10 years ago?” “What approaches can parents and teachers of young children take to develop children's mental health in positive ways?”

    

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